On Thursday, April 19, 2018 at approximately 6:10 p.m., a subject was driving a stolen 2003 Jeep Liberty west on W. Walnut Street at a high rate of speed. The subject failed to stop for a stop sign at N. 33rd Street and collided with a northbound 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai then left the roadway and collided with a home. The occupants of the Jeep fled the scene of the crash on foot.
A 65-year-old female, who was the front passenger of the Hyundai, suffered fatal injuries during the accident. The Milwaukee Fire Department performed advanced life support procedures on the female, but unfortunately she succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 48-year-old female, suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital; she is listed in critical condition.
The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating if the Jeep was the target of a vehicle pursuit that was initiated and terminated by the Suburban Violent Crimes Task Force. The Jeep was not actively being pursued at the time of the accident.
UPDATE (4/20/18 at 12:30 p.m.): Milwaukee Police have made an arrest in the fatal crash near N. 33rd Street and W. Walnut Street.
Milwaukee Police are seeking at least two other subjects who were seen fleeing from the vehicle. Please see the below photos and call 414-935-7360 with any information.