Complaint: Driver involved in fatal Sun Prairie crash had BAC more than 2 times driving limit

A Photo Of A Vehicle Fire In Sun Prairie
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MADISON, Wis. — A man accused of fleeing from a traffic stop in Sun Prairie and crashing his car, killing two passengers and critically injuring a third, has been charged homicide by drunken driving and other felonies.

A criminal complaint against 27-year-old Lonzo Simmons, of Cambridge, said he was drinking alcohol with a friend while driving his car on Madison’s west side. Two women had flagged them down to ask for a ride home, in which Simmons said he was on his way back to Sun Prairie and could give them a ride.

Simmons told officials he was later pulled over by a Sun Prairie police officer but decided to take off. The vehicle caught on fire after he crashed roughly three blocks away.

The complaint says Simmons’ blood alcohol content after the crash back in June was 0.21%, more than two times the legal limit for drivers in Wisconsin.

Simmons is charged with causing the deaths of 28-year-old Kara Cloud, of Madison, and 27-year-old Clinton Harvey, of Sun Prairie.  According to the complaint, a third passenger said she suffered cracked ribs, a dislocated back, two missing teeth, hematomas on her head and a collapsed lung.