The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a multiple fatality traffic crash that happened at 2:15 p.m. on February 22 at the intersection of S. 84th Street and W. Wilbur Avenue. The crash involved three vehicles and resulted in two deaths. A stolen 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe with several people inside was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on W. Wilbur Avenue when it failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a southbound 1999 Buick Century. After the collision, the Buick and Chevrolet continued eastbound and collided with a 2008 Scion XD before coming to a stop. The occupants of the striking auto fled from the scene, some on foot and at least one in another vehicle. The driver and passenger of the Buick were pronounced dead at the scene. They are identified as Bernard A. Hanson (W/M, 8/15/40) and Mary C. Hanson (W/F, 5/20/50), both of Milwaukee. The driver of the Scion, a 66-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Her 14-year-old male passenger was not injured. The Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen with the keys on February 19 from the 900 block of S. 34th Street.
Four people from the striking vehicle were quickly taken into custody. They are two 14-year-old females, a 16-year-old female, and a 20-year-old man. The suspected driver, an 18-year-old man, was arrested later that evening in the 3300 block of W. National Avenue. MPD will present charges against the driver in the coming days.