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Fleeing homicide suspect runs red light, causes fatal crash in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- An investigation is underway following a fatal crash Friday morning, April 3 in Milwaukee. It happened near 51st and Center as US Marshals were pursuing a suspect wanted for homicide.

According to police, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. as the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force was pursuing an individual who was wanted for a homicide warrant out of Minot, North Dakota.

Police say the suspect ran a red light near 51st and Center, crashing into another vehicle. Two people were inside the vehicle that was struck. A 20-year-old woman died and a 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say the 23-year-old succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash. He was pronounced dead around 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was arrested.

Milwaukee police were not involved in the pursuit or crash.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, April 6.

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