Milwaukee police ID man killed after vehicle leaves road, slams into tree

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal  crash that happened early Thursday morning, December 25th. The victim has been identified as 51-year-old Stacey Bankhead.

According to police, officers came upon a single-vehicle crash shortly before 2 a.m. in the 8900 block of W. Fond du Lac Avenue.

Police say a 2010 Kia Optima, driven by a 51-year-old Bankhead, was traveling eastbound on W. Fond du Lac Avenue when it crossed the center line into the westbound lanes of traffic, drove off the roadway and struck a tree.

Bankhead, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Milwaukee Police are awaiting the results of toxicology testing by the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine whether the driver was impaired at the time of the crash.