Olathe Man Brain-dead; Another Man Charged


Jeremy ClaerhoutDoctors have declared Christopher Willdermood, a 32-year-old Olathe man and the victim of what police allege was a drunk driver, brain-dead.

Jeremy Michael Claerhout (pictured) Facebook Page has currently been charged with Aggravated Battery and is in custody on a $250,000 Bond. Police placed Claerhout under arrest for having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more. Now that Willdermood has been declared brain-dead, we would expect those charges to change.

Fox 4 is reporting:

According to the police report, just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, Christopher was driving in the 1300 block of South Ridgeview Road in Olathe.

Police say his car and a pickup truck were both traveling southbound when the driver of the pickup rear-ended his car, pushing it off the road.

Christopher was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Christopher was an electrical engineer and KU alum. He is an organ doner and his uncle says family members are keeping him on life support in hopes his organs will save someone else.

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