MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee man who is a felon was speeding and had a gun in his vehicle when he caused an accident near Fond du Lac and Congress on August 12 that killed a 71-year-old man. He was on bail in another case at the time.
Vincent King, 29, faces one count of reckless second-degree homicide; one count of second-degree reckless wounding and one count of felony possession of a firearm.
The crash involved a Cadillac driven by the 71-year-old man who died in hospital from his injuries. Prosecutors say King was driving a Dodge Charger. He and his passenger were injured in the crash.
A criminal complaint says monitoring showed the Charger was accelerating before the crash. The accident severely damaged both vehicles.
The Charger struck the Cadillac and then two sign posts, crushing both posts at their bases. The Charger then collided with a fence in front of a restaurant. The Cadillac’s engine was found on the road.
Investigators say officers found a gun under King’s buttocks at the scene of the investigation.
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A review of airbag control module data showed the vehicle was traveling 94 miles per hour in the 35 mph zone half a second before the crash.
The criminal complaint notes that King was convicted of retail theft in 2018.
Court records show King was charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct with domestic violence assessments in July 2021. He was given a $500 signing bond in that case, and he did not stand presented twice in court. His last arrest warrant was issued in March 2022.
Online court records showed an arrest warrant for King in the latest case as of Tuesday, August 23.