2 men killed in crash at end of I-794 off ramp near downtown Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Two men are dead following a crash that happened at the end of the Jackson/Van Buren off ramp from eastbound I-794 early Friday, November 24th. Officials said the wreck happened just after 2:00 a.m.

Fatal crash at end of Jackson/Van Buren off ramp on eastbound I-794

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) said a preliminary investigation revealed the car left the off ramp and struck a bridge pillar. The vehicle was so mangled, the fire department had to cut the car open to free one of the victims.

Deputies blocked the area around the crash and the Van Buren exit ramp for more than five hours while they took pictures and took measurements -- marking the distance from the skid marks to the car and from the car to end of the debris field. It was allĀ evidence officials will use to determine how fast the car was going moments before the crash.

Fatal crash at end of Jackson/Van Buren off ramp on eastbound I-794

Fatal crash at end of Jackson/Van Buren off ramp on eastbound I-794

The deceased are not being identified until relatives can be notified.

The MCSO is handling the investigation.