“Really disturbing:” Traffic stop leads to high-speed pursuit, fatal crash

BROOKFIELD -- One man is dead after a police pursuit ended in a crash near Bluemound and Calhoun in Brookfield. The incident happened late Sunday, September 24th.

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

"What could have happened? It was just really disturbing," said Jean Schwerman, resident of Brookfield.

That's how one resident of the Town of Brookfield described the crash -- which claimed the life of the driver.

Officials say around 11:45 p.m., a Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a car for a traffic violation related to excessive speed at Barker and Bluemound Roads. The deputy made initial contact with the driver and detected the odor of marijuana.

When questioned, the operator fled eastbound on Bluemound Road at a high rate of speed. Two Waukesha County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued the vehicle.

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

The suspect vehicle lost control and crashed on Bluemound Road just west of Calhoun Road, officials said. Deputies attempted life-saving measures however, the driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.

"It's so sad, you try to think that this area of Brookfield is safe, but you never know what's going to happen," said Christine Lee, resident of Brookfield.

Hours after the accident crews from WE Energies finished putting the light pole together.

"I think it's what, 45 miles per hour? I see people go pretty fast sometimes," said Lee.

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

The driver has been identified as a 24-year-old man from the City of Milwaukee. Authorities will not be releasing his name until all family notifications have been made.

The two deputies involved were both placed on paid administrative leave. That is standard procedure.

The City of Brookfield Police Department is investigating the incident.

Crash on Bluemound Road between Calhoun Road and Moorland Road

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