A automobile being pursued by Milwaukee police fell 35 ft off a bridge and burst into flames Thursday, killing three folks contained in the automobile, police mentioned.
Officers noticed the occupants of the Toyota Avalon in a suspected drug deal and tried to cease the automobile on the intersection of West Mineral and South twenty second streets simply earlier than 6 p.m., in accordance with the Milwaukee Police Division.
“However the suspects fled recklessly and a automobile pursuit was initiated,” the division mentioned in an emailed assertion. “After roughly one minute, the suspect automobile fled throughout the sixteenth Avenue viaduct, crossed the middle line and started to exit the roadway.”
The automobile hit an 18-year-old lady because it crossed the viaduct earlier than crashing by the protection fence and falling off the bridge. It then caught fireplace on West Canal Avenue.
“The Milwaukee Fireplace Division responded and the three occupants of the suspect automobile have been pronounced deceased,” police mentioned.
Authorities did not determine them, however mentioned they “look like three grownup males.”
The 18-year-old pedestrian was taken to a hospital with a minor harm, in accordance with police.
The police division’s felony investigations bureau is constant to research the incident.