RACINE — Authorities are continuing to investigate what caused a Racine Department of Public Works employee to crash a recycling vehicle into a tree on Monday.
The employee was seriously injured, according to John Rooney, city engineer and DPW commissioner. Rooney declined to release the name of the man or his condition on Tuesday.
The crash happened a little before 8 a.m. Monday, Rooney said, in the 2400 block of Shoop Street north of Layard Avenue.
Rooney said that when the recycling truck turned the corner, the vehicle veered left, went up onto a curb and came to rest against a tree. The truck was the only vehicle involved, with no other vehicles struck or property damage.
The truck the employee was operating is about 2 years old, Rooney said, so he does not believe equipment failure was the likely cause.
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“There are no witnesses to the accident, so we really don’t know what happened,” he said. “We have no idea, and it would only be speculation if we were to say what happened.”
Rooney said the Racine Police Department is investigating the incident. Emails to police requesting information on the crash went unreturned.
“At this point, our primary concern is the condition and well-being of our employee and his family. As we learn more, and in consultation with the family, we will release more information as it becomes available,” Rooney said.
Today’s mugshots: Oct. 28
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Ozie Brown Jr.
Ozie Brown Jr., 1300 block of Prospect Avenue, Racine, possession of THC.
Kenneth M. Cooley
Kenneth M. Cooley, Waukesha, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
Mary L. Day
Mary L. Day, 5800 block of Fifth Avenue, Kenosha, burglary of a building or dwelling, possession of narcotic drugs.
Julius Fleming, 1500 block of Melvin Avenue, Racine, physical abuse of a child causing bodily harm, disorderly conduct.
Terrance C. Grayson
Terrance C. Grayson, 1600 block of Blaine Avenue, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon, drive or operate a vehicle without owner’s consent, possession of THC.
Donald W. Greenhalgh
Donald W. Greenhalgh, 2200 block of Shoop Street, Racine, hit and run causing an injury.
Christina M. Holman
Christina M. Holman, 6400 block of 37th Avenue, Kenosha, felony bail jumping.
Francisca L. Martinez
Francisca L. Martinez, 1200 block of Grand Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping.
Keith M. Miller
Keith M. Miller, 28500 block of Arrow Road, Waterford, hit and run causing an injury.
Alejandro Roman, 1800 block of Blake Avenue, Racine, possession with intent to deliver/distribute/manufacture THC (less than or equal to 200 grams).
Nehemiah S. Agnew
Nehemiah S. Agnew, Milwaukee, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Juan M. Arebalo
Juan M. Arebalo, 1200 block of Summit Avenue, Racine, possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
Lashonda L. Carter-Windmon
Lashonda L. Carter-Windmon, 4000 block of Marquette Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Anthony L. Charles
Anthony L. Charles, 300 block of Chicago Street, Racine, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct.
Sevon T. Curry
Sevon T. Curry, Milwaukee, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Donald H. Duddles
Donald H. Duddles, Waterford, pointing a firearm at or towards another, disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon.
Melissa A. Holewinski
Melissa A. Holewinski, 3000 block of Drezel Avenue, Racine, possession of cocaine, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting an officer.
Caleb B. Martinez
Caleb B. Martinez, 1700 block of Boyd Avenue, Racine, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct.
Erik E. Peterson
Erik E. Peterson, 2000 block of De Koven Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Robert J. Stenseth
Robert J. Stenseth, 2600 block of Sumac Drive, Racine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Devin M. Trice
Devin M. Trice, 2400 block of Northwestern Avenue, Racine, receiving stolen property (less than $2,500).
David J. Wetherell
David J. Wetherell, Sullivan, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor bail jumping.