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Driver accused of going 104 mph in fatal crash

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 23:41:45-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- A driver is accused of going over 100 miles per hour in a crash that killed three people on Lombardi Avenue late last month.

Abdi Ahmed was formally charged Thursday with three counts of 2nd degree reckless homicide. Police said all three victims were inside a vehicle that was struck by a second vehicle on Lombardi Avenue near Bart Starr Road on June 28.

Witnesses statements in the criminal complaint said a vehicle identified as a gray Dodge Charger hit a red car, causing the car to rollover several times. The criminal complaint also said Ahmed told police at the scene of the crash that he was going 35 mph.

The criminal complaint said an investigation revealed the speed of Ahmed's 2019 Dodge Charger began to increase to a high of 104 MPH at 1.2 seconds prior to the air bag being deployed.

"It should be noted that there have been a total of 6 contacts with the gray Dodge Charger so far this year many of the contacts being traffic stops and or reckless driver complaints," the criminal complaint said.

Eight days before the fatal crash, the criminal complaint says a caller reported the gray Charger driving 90 miles an hour without lights on at night. The complaint says the driver nearly hit the caller and was doing a burnout in a roundabout. The criminal complaint also notes several other calls involving the vehicle speeding and swerving in between lanes.

The criminal complaint also noted the autopsy finding of the three victims, who all died from injuries sustained from the crash.

Ahmed faces a potential sentence of decades behind bars if he is convicted. A preliminary hearing for Ahmed is scheduled for July 14th.