On 9/4/23 around 11:30pm, the Sheboygan Police Department and Sheboygan Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of N. 3rd Street and North Avenue in the City of Sheboygan. A sedan was operating eastbound on North Avenue when it failed to negotiate the curve onto N 3rd St, left the roadway, and came to rest in Lake Michigan.
As a result of the crash, Angela Williams, a 37-year-old female from Sheboygan, sustained fatal injuries and a 25-year-old female from Sheboygan was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The 25-year-old driver was arrested and charges are being referred to the Sheboygan County District Attorneys Office. The charges include: Operating while under the influence causing death, Homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, and knowingly operating while revoked causing death. The 25-year-old female cooperated with our investigation. Both speed and alcohol were factors in this crash.
The Sheboygan Police Department would like to remind people about the dangers of impaired driving. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, it is important that you have a plan in place on how to get home safely. We encourage everyone to utilize a designated driver, taxi, or rideshare program.
Drunk driving continues to be one of the deadliest crimes in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the ZERO IN WISCONSIN campaign, there are only 1.4 hours between each alcohol related crash on Wisconsin roadways.
The Sheboygan Police Department would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all involved in this tragic incident.