A carjacking led to a fatal crash in Milwaukee back on June 29. The victim of the crash was a 20-year-old Milwaukee man. The carjacked vehicle slammed into a tree on the west side of the city. The victim was a passenger in the front of the 2007 Cadillac DTS that slammed into the tree not long past 4:30 p.m. The accident occurred on the 4000 block of W. Highland Boulevard.
Another passenger in the car was hospitalized in critical condition as a result of the accident. The carjacking reportedly took place on June 28 around 10:30 a in the 200 block of N. 35th Street, according to police. Officials are still looking for the reported driver of the vehicle, who fled the scene on foot after the vehicle crashed into the tree.
The report from the medical examiner states that a loaded handgun was found under the front seat of the vehicle. Multiple cellphones were also found on the driver’s side of the car after the wreck. Police officers who investigated the crash think the car was being driven at excessive speeds when the driver could not negotiate a curve, causing the car to hit the tree.
Police have security camera images of a possible suspect they believe was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash and was involved in the carjacking the day prior.
When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, or lose a loved one due to a car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area about your case.
Source: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal, “Milwaukee man killed in crash of vehicle taken in carjacking,” Jesse Garza, June 29, 2017