Milwaukee Police responded to a serious crash that happened around 11:05 a.m. on February 4 in the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Avenue. An unknown subject was driving a Ram pickup truck eastbound on W. Lincoln Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and collided with a westbound Toyota Corolla. After the crash, the occupants of the Ram fled the scene on foot. The driver of the Corolla, a 43-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and later died at a local hospital. A 13-year-old male who was in the Corolla suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. One of the passengers of the Ram, a 23-year-old woman, turned herself in late last night. MPD is seeking a known male driver in the incident. Our investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE (2/6/18 at 2:15 p.m.): Juan C. Mata-Chavez (DOB: 7/18/1990) is charged with Knowingly Operating a Vehicle While Revoked-Causing Death and Hit and Run Resulting in Death in connection with this crash. A picture of Mata-Chavez is below. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.
UPDATE (2/9/18 at 10:15 a.m.): Mr. Mata-Chavez turned himself in to Milwaukee Police on February 8. Thank you for sharing his picture and information.