Law enforcement officers have been granted a search warrant to investigate whether criminal charges will be pursued in connection with a fatal crash in the city of Brookfield earlier this month.
On the evening of Jan. 3, 58-year-old Sherry Meyer of Brown Deer died in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Capitol Drive and Springdale Road.
Police said Meyer had been waiting to turn right and head east on Capitol from northbound Springdale when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old who had been traveling east.
A search warrant signed Jan. 12 has granted city of Brookfield police access to the 16-year-old’s iPhone, including all stored communication or files including voicemails, text messages, email, video mail, digital images, video images, contacts, call history and notes or documents.
The warrant states that the phone may constitute evidence of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.
A city of Brookfield detective’s affidavit noted that the 16-year-old told police that evening that he had fallen asleep prior to reaching the intersection and woke up after hitting a bump and saw Meyer’s vehicle, but not in time to avoid the collision. The affidavit also stated that the teen had admitted to having texted while driving earlier, but not prior to the accident.