Milwaukee Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened around 2:10 p.m. on December 16 on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side. MPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chevrolet Impala for failure to obey a traffic signal in the 5800 block of W. Appleton Avenue. As officers exited their squad and approached the Impala, the driver of the Impala drove away at a high rate of speed northbound on N. 59th Street. MPD officers did not pursue the vehicle. In the 2900 block of N. 59th Street, the Impala lost control and crashed into a tree. The driver of the Impala, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. MPD’s investigation is ongoing.