'Not Your Typical Accident': Wis. Man Faces Charges after Crash Sends SUV Airborne into Home

'Not Your Typical Accident': Wis. Man Faces Charges after Crash Sends SUV Airborne into Home Photo: Newburg Fire Department

July 05, 2018 04:18 PM

Authorities in eastern Wisconsin responded to a crash last week that was "not your typical accident."

The Newburg Fire Department posted photos of the incident. which occurred last Thursday, showing a car stuck upright in the side of a home, with the wall severely damaged.


According to the fire department, Lanser Garage and Towing helped remove the vehicle.

Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN reports 35-year-old Alva Richards faces a felony drug charge and felony reckless driving charge in connection with the incident. Richards said he smoked marijuana prior to the crash, as he does every day, and used gummy candies with cannabidoil to manage a seizure disorder, a criminal complaint said.

According to the charging documents, the crash happened early Thursday morning on West Hawthorne Drive. Richards was speeding, hit a landscaping wall and launched 15 feet into the air, landing in the home.

RELATED: Wall Collapses in St. Paul, Severely Damaging Car

The resident sleeping inside said he woke up to "motor oil and other auto fluids covering his upper body."

The complaint said Richards fell out of the front seat of the car, "disoriented and under the influence of something." Marijuana and a grinder were found inside the vehicle.

Newburg is about 40 miles north of Milwaukee.


Anthony Brousseau

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