According to Milwaukee Police, officers had attempted to pull over a speeding vehicle that was observed running a red light on South Cesar E. Chavez Drive and West Greenfield Avenue. A pursuit was prompted as the driver sped away from officers.
At one point, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to strike a building near the corner of North 23rd Street and West Hopkins Street at around 1:00 a.m.
Responding firefighters administered life-saving measures at the scene, but two women in the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene shortly after. The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Kyra Johnson and 20-year-old Haley Fehrenbach.
According to authorities, the driver, who fled the scene on foot, believed to be male, was likely injured in the crash.
Anyone who has information on the incident or the driver is urged to contact the MPD at 414-935-7360. Anonymous callers can reach Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.
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