‘Very odd:’ Vehicle stolen from St. Francis crashes during pursuit; suspects hurt

MILWAUKEE -- Two people were taken into custody and transported to a hospital early Thursday morning, Sept. 27  following a police pursuit and crash involving a stolen vehicle. The fleeing vehicle crashed into a bus shelter and a gas station pole.

According to police, around 3:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Crawford and Kinnickinnic for reports of a stolen vehicle.

Crash near near Kinnickinnic Avenue an Oklahoma Avenue

Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle. As the vehicle headed northbound on Kinnickinnic Avenue at a high rate of speed, officers attempted to stop the vehicle by activating their lights and sirens.

A pursuit was initiated.

Crash near near Kinnickinnic Avenue an Oklahoma Avenue

Surveillance video connected to crash at Kinnickinnic and Oklahoma

As the vehicle reached the area of Kinnickinnic and Oklahoma, the driver lost control attempting to turn west onto E. Oklahoma Avenue and crashed into a bus shelter and a gas station pole.

Dash camera video shows the impact from the crash.

Video from inside a nearby gas station shows the moment of impact. In the video, smoke fills the air and a person is seen running away.

"The neighbors try to look out for each other," said Shawn Berry, neighbor.

The vehicle only made it about a mile from the neighborhood it was stolen from.

"Very odd. It's probably one of the best areas, probably, in Milwaukee," said Ronald Nelson, neighbor.

The two occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to a hospital.

No citizens or officers were injured.

Not far from KK and Oklahoma, police responded to another crash near 14th and Harrison. A juvenile was driving recklessly before crashing into a parked car. The driver took off, but was arrested.

Crash near 14th and Harrison

Crash near 14th and Harrison

"It's obvious that there's a stolen car epidemic going on," said Berry.

Crash near near Kinnickinnic Avenue an Oklahoma Avenue

Crash near near Kinnickinnic Avenue an Oklahoma Avenue

The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating the crash near Oklahoma and KK. The St. Francis Police Department is investigating the stolen vehicle and pursuit.