Judge orders competency hearing for driver in fatal wrong-way I-94 wreck

Judge orders competency hearing for driver in fatal wrong-way I-94 wreck
Brysen Wills

The judge ordered a competency hearing for the 33-year-old man accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 causing a crash and killing four people in November.

Brysen D. Wills, of Waunakee, is facing 15 felony charges in connection with the fatal crash on the evening of Nov. 2. Wills is accused of driving a Honda Pilot SUV against traffic at about 10:30 p.m. on the interstate near Deerfield and striking two cars head-on. The driver of one car, Patrick Wasielewski, 23, died at the scene. The second vehicle had four occupants; three of them died. State troopers estimated the SUV was traveling more than 90 mph.

Wills was scheduled for an initial appearance in Dane County court Tuesday morning, but Judge Nicholas McNamara adjourned the hearing and ordered a competency examination based on a letter that Wills’ attorney Dorothea Claire Watson filed before the hearing, according to court records.

The competency hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 6.

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