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News: Teen dies after falling out of moving car in west Milwaukee

by | Aug 23, 2022 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — An 18-year-old woman died Sunday morning after falling out of the window of a moving vehicle near west Milwaukee, according to WISN.

Milwaukee Police said the fatal incident occurred on the northbound side of the North 35th Street viaduct, shortly after 2:30 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates the teen had just been picked up from a party and was traveling in the vehicle with a group of friends. She was in the front passenger seat when she spotted friends sitting from the window frame of another vehicle. As she tried to do the same, she lost her balance and fell out of the vehicle.

Officials said the victim came to rest about 73 feet from where she dropped out of the car, which was reported to have been going 40-50 miles per hour in a zone with a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Other reports indicate she was also hit by the back of the vehicle.

The driver, who denied impairment was a factor, remained at the scene and cooperated with an investigation.

No pending charges have been reported at this time, but WISN noted that under Wisconsin law, drivers are fully responsible for damages in the event that a passenger is hurt in a single vehicle incident.


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