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Driver going 70-80 mph with lights off before striking MFD truck, firearm and drugs recovered

MILWAUKEE — One person was transported to the hospital with a possible broken leg following a crash involving a fire truck Wednesday night, Jan. 29 in Milwaukee. It happened around 9:50 p.m. near N. 27th Street and North Avenue.

According to police, a reckless driver traveling approximately 70-80 miles per hour with their lights off “t-boned” a fire truck that was attempting to turn southbound on N. 27th Street.

The fire truck had its emergency lights and siren on.

MFD truck struck near 27th and North

MFD truck struck near 27th and North

The fire truck was occupied by four people. No MFD employees were injured.

The driver and sole occupant of the reckless vehicle was taken to a local hospital with a possible broken leg. A firearm and drugs were recovered from the driver.

“The manner in which the listed suspect was driving, showed utter disregard for human life,” said Milwaukee police.

MFD truck struck near 27th and North

The Milwaukee Fire Department tells FOX6 News the damaged fire engine has been replaced.

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