The fatal wreck occurred near West Villard Avenue and North Teutonia Avenue, in the city’s Old North Milwaukee neighborhood. It was first reported at about 11:30 p.m.
An early investigation by Milwaukee Police indicates a driver in a stolen blue Hyundai ran a red light at the intersection, resulting in a crash with a Buick SUV. Moments later, the driver of the Hyundai fled the scene, leaving a 17-year-old boy injured in the passenger seat. First responders transported the teen to a local hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
Officials said the Buick’s 22-year-old driver and a 20-year-old occupant in the front passenger seat were both pronounced deceased. Two passengers in the vehicle’s back seat suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation and search for unknown suspect(s) remain ongoing. Authorities noted they recovered a firearm in the aftermath of the crash but did not confirm which vehicle it came from.
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