Fatal accident at 50th and Center St.

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by WDJT Graphics

MILWAUKEE --  A 34-year-old Milwaukee man is dead after a fatal accident at 50th and Center.

The crash happened at about 11:45pm.

Shortly before the crash, police observed three suspects conducting an apparent drug transaction in a gas station parking lot at 50th and Lisbon.  When police tried to investigate, the suspects fled in their car. 

The driver of the squad pursued the car, but terminated the pursuit after only a few seconds.

The suspect car continued at a high rate of speed down 50th St., striking the victim's vehicle at Center St.

The 34-year-old Milwaukee man died at the scene, while his 23-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The three suspects in the striking vehicle fled on foot, but two of them were quickly taken into custody by police.  They both have lengthy arrest records.  The third suspect remains at large.

The driver of the squad that pursued the vehicle is 32-years-old and has 8 years of service.  He has placed on administrative duty pending the results of the investigation.

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