Milwaukee Police are investigating a serious injury crash that happened on Saturday, October 14th, around 10:25 p.m. in the 3400 block of W. Hampton Avenue. A stolen 2017 Mazda CX-5 was racing another vehicle east on W. Hampton Avenue. The driver of the Mazda lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median into westbound traffic and collided with three other vehicles. The Mazda was originally taken in an auto dealer burglary on Saturday, October 14th, around 1:15 a.m. from 11330 W. Metro Boulevard.
The driver of the Mazda is a 16-year old Milwaukee male, who fled on foot. He was later arrested. He suffered non-life threatening injuries during the crash. A passenger of the Mazda, a 17-year old Milwaukee male, was injured in the crash and is hospitalized in critical condition. Three other teenage females were in the Mazda and were taken to a local hospital for serious injuries. Occupants of one of the other vehicles involved were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Mazda faces potential charges of 2nd degree reckless injury, duty upon striking causing great bodily harm, operating after revocation causing great bodily harm, and operating an auto without owner’s consent. He remains in MPD custody and the case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.