Accident left one dead, four children injured
How fast was Frank Schiller driving when he allegedly caused a crash along Interstate 94 in Delafield that killed one man and left four children injured?
That's exactly what police are trying to figure out.
Investigators filed a search warrant Aug. 3 in Waukesha County Circuit Court seeking access to internal car data, such as speed and engine revolutions per minute, from Schiller's Ford Taurus.
According to the search warrant affidavit, that information "could be relevant to the level of Schiller's attention before the crash and the cause of (Peter) Enns' death."
A criminal complaint filed July 13 — five days after the crash — alleges that Schiller, an Oconomowoc resident, was drunk when he slammed his car into a van carrying four children and killed the 48-year-old Enns, who had stopped to help the family change a flat tire.
Enns, of Canada, was under the rear of the van when Schiller's Taurus plowed into it. He died a short while later at an area hospital, according to the complaint.
Records show Schiller, who is being held on a $1 million cash bond, had four prior OWI convictions and was on bail for a fifth when the crash occurred just west of Cushing Park Road in Delafield.
Schiller, 37, pleaded not guilty July 20 to more than a dozen felony charges in the case, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31.
Drunken driving remains a serious problem in Wisconsin, but there are no easy solutions. Steven Martinez