A automotive being pursued by Milwaukee police fell 35 toes 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 automotive on the intersection of West Mineral and South twenty second streets simply earlier than 6 p.m., in keeping 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 commenced to exit the roadway.”
The automotive hit an 18-year-old girl because it crossed the viaduct earlier than crashing by the security 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 had been pronounced deceased,” police mentioned.
Authorities did not establish them, however mentioned they “seem like three grownup males.”
The 18-year-old pedestrian was taken to a hospital with a minor damage, in keeping with police.
The police division’s legal investigations bureau is constant to analyze the incident.