2 dead, 2 injured after driver runs red light near 76th and Burleigh, collides with vehicle

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MILWAUKEE — Two people are dead and two others are hurt following a traffic accident near 76th and Burleigh in Milwaukee on Thursday night, July 26.

According to police, at approximately 7:29 p.m.  a vehicle, occupied by three men in their 20s, disregarded a stop light at the intersection and were struck by an SUV travelling through the green light.

Double fatal crash near 76th and Burleigh

The SUV struck the vehicle on the driver’s side. The car rolled over and landed on the roof in the parking lot of some retail stores.

Police say the first victim was found south of the car. The second victim was found partially ejected out of the rear window in the car. The third person in the car was found on top of the first victim.

Two of the three men passed away at the scene from their injuries and the third was transported to a local hospital and is in serious condition.

The driver and sole occupant of the striking vehicle, a 38-year-old man, was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say it is believed that the three men were not wearing seat belts.

On Friday afternoon, July 27, police identified the first victim as 21-year-old Dareiyal Harmon. The second victim’s family has yet to be notified, therefore his name has not been released.

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The Crash Reconstruction Unit responded and will be continuing the investigation.

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