Waukesha,WI : Boy loses arm after dad crashes car while allegedly under the influence on December, Sunday 31st 2017
An 11-year-old Wisconsin boy has lost an arm after his father, who is accused of driving under the influence, crashed into trees early Christmas morning.
Jeremy Froemming, 38, told an officer he took three different types of pills Sunday afternoon.
He crashed into trees near Highway 67 and Highway D in the town of Ottawa at about 1:30 a.m.
Both Jeremy Froemming and his son, Nathaniel, were trapped inside.
The boy was flown by Flight For Life to Children's Hospital, where he remains, but doctors were unable to save his arm.
Court documents show Froemming has three prior OWI offenses. He is charged with intoxicated use of a vehicle -- great bodily harm and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated -- fourth offense, with a minor child in the vehicle.
Nathaniel just wrapped up his first year playing tackle football.
"I was truly heartbroken for Nathaniel and his family. I can't even imagine what they're going through, and I wouldn't pretend to try," said Gary Wipperman, who knows the family through youth football.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the boy's medical expenses.
Boy loses arm after dad crashes car while allegedly under the influence