MILWAUKEE -- Two 20-year-old men are dead after a crash at 32nd and Hampton Tuesday night, January 31st. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m.
Police said a car occupied by three Milwaukee men was headed westbound on Hampton at a high rate of speed when it collided with a concrete bridge pillar.
One man was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. A second man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. That man later died.
A third man, age 18, fled the scene of the crash, armed with a pistol, police said. He was arrested a short time later. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Another pistol and what are believed to be narcotics were recovered from the car.
It all happened very near the Holy Redeemer Academy, a school for children from K-4 through high school.
"I think for these kids, you got to start at a young age. You got to put these values in them and I think that's why we've gone so wrong in our society. It's still a value our children don't have anymore because we felt we don't need to -- but we do," said Hattie Daniels-Rush, Holy Redeemer Academy.
FOX6 News has uncovered more about the records of the young men involved in the crash.
One of the 20-year-old men was out on bail for charges involving cocaine and heroin dealing and keeping a drug house. His prior arrests include battery to a school official and car theft.
School officials said they hope their lessons teaching children to save their own money early will become a life-saving value -- saving some from easy money on the streets.
"Our hope and belief is when they start getting into the teenage years, that they'll have a different mindset about earning dollars," Daniels-Rush said.
The 18-year-old man now in custody has previously been charged with recklessly endangering safety. He now faces drug charges while armed.
Police say this case remains under investigation. However, this does not seem to be a stolen car case.