Driver charged in Milwaukee crash that killed couple


February 27, 2015


MILWAUKEE A teenager accused of driving a stolen SUV in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Milwaukee couple is charged with five felonies.

Milwaukee County prosecutors say 18-year-old Michael Hobbs was driving the SUV at a high rate of speed Sunday when he ran a stop sign and hit a car, killing 74-year-old Bernard Hanson and 64-year-old Mary Hanson. A third vehicle was also struck, injuring the driver.

Authorities say two 14-year-old girls, a 16-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were passengers in the SUV and fled along with Hobbs. He's charged with second-degree reckless homicide, hit and run resulting in death and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent.


Associated Press