Timothy Vandervere, accused of killing three members of Kenosha’s Rizzo family in a crash on Highway 50, is being held on $2 million bond.
Vandervere was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree reckless homicide, three counts of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while revoked causing death, reckless driving causing great bodily harm, knowingly operating a motor vehicle while revoked causing great bodily harm and operating a motor vehicle while revoked.
Deputy District Attorney Angelina Gabriele said if convicted of the charges, Vandervere, 40, faces up to 90 years in prison.
Alcohol is suspected of being a factor in the crash — rescue workers reported the smell of alcohol at the scene, and Vandervere’s brother told a deputy Vandervere had been drinking that day, according to the criminal complaint.
However, Vandervere was not on Tuesday charged with any drunk driving-related offenses as the state awaits results of blood testing from the state crime lab.
Gabriele said Vandervere is believed to have been driving 100 mph or more when he crashed his pickup truck into the rear of a Jeep Cherokee that was also heading east on Highway 50 east of Paddock Lake at 6:48 p.m.