Second Driver Arrested in Fatal RM Crash
A driver injured and taken to a hospital after a fatal accident has been arrested for his role in the collision.Photo: Video by kmir6.com
CREATED Jul. 31, 2013
Police today arrested a second driver for his part in a fatal collision in Rancho Mirage in June.
Wade Klinton Wheeler, 31, was driving one of two vehicles at high speed on Highway 111 on June 18th, when a third vehicle turned left in front of them, causing a major collision.
That collision sent Wheeler and a couple in the third car to hospitals. The passenger in that third car, 81 year old Barbara Schmitz of Rancho Mirage died a short time later from her injuries.
Wheeler was admitted to hospital with major injuries, but not arrested at that time.
The first driver, Scott Bahls of Palm Springs, was arrested is facing vehicular manslaughter charges from the crash.