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Waukesha Man Charged in Crash That Killed Muskego Man

A Waukesha man, 35, who had his license revoked for a drunk driving conviction is charged in an accident that killed Leonard Miller.

A Waukesha man is accused of driving without a license after a Tuesday accident in the Town of Genesee that killed a Muskego man.

The Muskego man, Leonard Miller, died at a nearby hospital Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Ernesto E. Lazo Villamil, 35, of Waukesha, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of operating a motor vehicle without a license and causing great bodily harm. If convicted, he faces up to 1 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 5:57 a.m. Tuesday, Waukesha County sheriff's deputies were called to Highway 59 near Hillside Road for an accident. Deputies found five cars involved in the crash, with Miller slumped over the steering wheel of his Pontiac Grand Am.

Villamil's SUV was parked nearby and engulfed in flames. The driver of a Lincoln Town Car involved in the crash told deputies he was headed eastbound on 59 when he saw the out-of-control Grand Am heading toward him before the collision.

The driver of the Town Car was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. Miller was taken to Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life.

Villamil said he was behind the Grand Am heading westbound when Miller slowed down abruptly and Villamil was unable to slow down in time, causing his SUV to hit the car and send it out of control. Villamil previously had his license revoked due to an operating while intoxicated charge and hasn't had it reinstated.

Villamil is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $10,000 bond while awaiting trial.

Diane M Smith November 01, 2012 at 09:19 PM
He may have slowed down because of a deer.
Anonymous November 01, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Are YOU kidding me Diane? How sad that our society thinks along this wave length...you must be a family member of the drunk driver...patch, is this guy a legal citizen? Lock him up once and for all before he kills even more people on the road!!! Someone needs to start changing these laws second strike put them in prison with the pervs and make it mandatory 20 years..that should get drunks off the roads..
Sarah Millard (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Anonymous, he is not charged with drunk driving. He's charged with operating while revoked.
genesee November 02, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Miller was slowing down because he was about to turn into the drive where he works. If Villamil was taken care of like he should have been he wouldn't have been driving and Miller would be still alive driving a truck for a living.
E November 02, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Right away you assume he is illegal. Pure ignorance!
william stauffiger November 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
how does this justice system work? revoked,drunk the second time, a man is dead, and he only gets a 11/2......

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