Monday, June 29, 2020

Probable Cause Hearing for Green Bay Man in Crash Resulting in Death of 3 Individuals

Probable Cause Hearing for Green Bay Man in Lombardi Crash Causing Death of 3 Individuals

Green Bay, WI - On Sunday, June 28, 2020, there was a fatal accident on Lombardi Ave near the Kwik Trip. Three individuals unfortunately lost their lives due to an alleged reckless driver.

The driver, 22-year-old Abdi Ahmed, was said to be going approximately 60-90 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour area. As he was reportedly speeding down Lombardi Ave, he hit a red Crossover, causing the death of all 3 individuals inside. An adult female, her daughter, and the daughter's boyfriend.

Ahmed appeared in court Monday with his attorney for a Probable Cause Hearing. District Attorney David Lasee appeared on behalf of the State of Wisconsin.

Lasee read information from the police reports and reconstruction of the crime scene during the Probable Cause Hearing.

According to Lasee, the following information was collected from reports made by Green Bay Police Officers on scene of the accident.

A Green Bay officer indicated that yesterday, 6/28/2020, he was dispatched to a vehicle crash in the city of Green Bay on Lombardi Ave and Bart Starr Dr. The crash involved two vehicles. A Dodge Charger, determined to be driven by Mr. Ahmed, and a red Crossover that had three occupants, all of whom were later determined to be deceased. The Officer's report indicates he spoke to two separate witnesses of the incident. One of those witnesses had been stopped at a red light on Holmgren and Lombardi, positioned directly next to Mr. Ahmed's vehicle. The defendant took off from the light as it turned green, revving his engine at what the witness described as an "eye-poppingly loud volume". The defendant then proceeded at an extremely high rate of speed along the roadway and swerved around another vehicle that was in front of him without signaling. Ahmed's vehicle then struck the Crossover that had been turning left into the Kwik Trip. As a result of the excessive speed, the crash caused the Crossover to roll over 4-5 times. There was significant impact. 

Officer Allen of the Green Bay Police Department was also dispatched to the scene around 1:07 pm. She made contact with Ahmed who was identified as the driver of the Dodge Charger. She along with an officer from the Brown County Sheriff's Office collected video recorded coverage from a neighbor along Lombardi Avenue. She was able to observe video of the crash and also video of Ahmed's Charger driving down Lombardi at an extremely high rate of speed prior to the crash. Witness statements indicate that the speeds of Mr. Ahmed's vehicle varied between 60 miles per hour and 100 miles per hour.

The Green Bay Police Department and Brown County Sheriff's Office are working on a complete reconstruction report regarding this crash. Information provided by the Lieutenant, who is the head of the reconstruction unit, indicated his best estimate at this point was that the defendant was traveling at least between 80 and 90 miles per hour at the time of impact. Witness statements indicate there were no attempts by Ahmed at braking prior to the crash.

DA Lasee also discussed how the defendant has been called in on multiple occasions for speeding, driving recklessly, and disregarding traffic signs and signals.

The state requested a $250,000 Cash Bond for the defendant. The defense requested a $10,000 Signature Bond or a $5,000 Cash Bond stating the bond requested by the state was too high.

Court Commissioner Paul Burke found Probable Cause for 3 counts of 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide, all felony offenses, and placed the defendant on a $100,000 Cash Bond. If the defendant is able to post the bond, he must have a GPS monitoring device and will be on house arrest, leaving only for work, meetings with attorneys, and court appearances. 

Ahmed will appear in court again on 7/9/2020 @ 2:30 pm. The DA has 10 days from today to file a formal Criminal Complaint to the court.

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