KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man has been charged in the deaths of three family members from Kenosha, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist.
Forty-year-old Timothy Vandervere, of Beach Park, Illinois, was charged Tuesday with seven counts, including three counts of first-degree reckless homicide. Cash bond was set at $2 million.
Vandervere was allegedly speeding and driving erratically Friday evening when he slammed into the back of an SUV in Salem Lakes. The crash killed 67-year-old Michael Rizzo, as well as 74-year-old Mary Rizzo and her husband, 76-year-old Vincent Rizzo. Michael Rizzo, a doctor, and Vincent Rizzo, a dentist, are brothers. Mary Rizzo was a nurse.
Seventy-two-year-old Gerald Rizzo, the driver of the SUV, remains hospitalized.
Investigators say Vandervere smelled of alcohol and the charges could be modified depending on the results of a blood test.