Milwaukee Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened around 12:00 a.m. on October 9. An unknown person was driving a 2002 Dodge Neon east on W. Auer Avenue and failed to stop for a stop sign at N 51st Street. The Neon collided with a 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by a 58-year-old woman from Milwaukee. During the collision, an unknown white female in her late 20’s was ejected from the Neon and landed in the grass next to the road. The Neon then collided with a concrete light pole that fell on the victim who died at the scene despite lifesaving efforts. The other occupants of the Neon fled the scene on foot. The female driver of the Challenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical care. Our investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE (10/10/16 at 9:25 a.m.): The driver and passenger of the Dodge Neon, a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, were taken into custody after seeking medical treatment. MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days for charges.