MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say one person was killed in a crash that happened Saturday night, November 19th near 27th and Capitol Drive.
It happened around 9:45 p.m. as police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic offense.
The vehicle fled, and police did not pursue it, per MPD policy.
Police say the vehicle, an older model Chevy, continued northbound on N. 27th Street at "a very high rate of speed." As the vehicle neared Capitol Drive, it struck another vehicle and a concrete light pole.
A rear passenger -- a male in his late teens or early 20s died at the scene.
The driver, an 18-year-old woman, and two other passengers -- men ages 18 and 20 were seriously hurt.
Three people in the Nissan, two men, ages 28 and 29 and a 22-year-old woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.
FOX6 News spoke with Vicki Francis, the mother of the 18-year-old woman who was driving the Chevy when this crash happened.
"Her whole life -- it`s fitting to change," Francis said.
Francis said Sunday she had been up all night in anguish over the crash.
"She has a fractured spine. Her spleen is cut. Her liver is cut. She has badly bruised ribs, contusions on her face, as well as bruises -- and she doesn`t remember even what happened. As a mother, it hurts. I just ask for people to pray for both families," Francis said.
Francis is sending a message after this crash.
"I just want these kids to understand, one poor choice you make affects the whole situation -- affects families, loved ones, and you never know if someone is going to die in a situation because of a poor choice. I just want them to realize -- think before you do," Francis said.
The investigation is ongoing. Police have not released the names of anyone involved in this incident.