Crime

Man accused in deadly wrong-way I-94 wreck still not competent for trial, judge says

MADISON, Wis. - The man accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 near Deerfield, hitting two cars head-on and killing four people in 2016 still isn't fit for trial, according to court records. 

Brysen D. Wills' attorney appeared for him in Dane County court Monday for a competency hearing. The court determined that he was not competent to stand trial and that it is unlikely he will regain competency.

Wills, 35, has significant brain trauma from the crash and has little to no short-term memory. His appearance was waived. The criminal proceedings against Wills, which includes 15 counts, were suspended, and Wills will be re-evaluated every 12 months, according to court records.

Wills has a guardian and is in a brain-trauma unit. He was also discharged from criminal competency commitment. 

According to a criminal complaint, Wills had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.18 when on the night of Nov. 2 when he drove against traffic on I-94. The driver of one car, Patrick Wasielewski, 23, died at the scene. In the second vehicle,  Kim Radtke, 28, of Pewaukee; Clenton Hall, 26, of Waterloo; and Katey Pasqualini, 26, of Milwaukee, who all worked together, died. Brian Falk, 28, of Whitefish Bay, suffered serious injuries.

According to state driving records on Wills, he was found guilty in Missouri of operating while intoxicated in August 2002 and again in September 2003.

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