14-Year-Old Dies After Leading Police on Chase
(WFRV) GRAND CHUTE, Wis.-- A 14-year-old boy was killed after leading police on a chase and crashing a stolen car in a Grand Chute restaurant parking lot overnight.
Late Sunday night, officers tried finding a vehicle involved in a reckless driving incident.
At 11:49 p.m., a Grand Chute officer located the vehicle traveling southbound on I-41.
When the officer tried stopping the vehicle, it continued at a high rate of speed on I-41. When the vehicle reached 100mph, the officer discontinued the chase.
Police say that even though the officer ended his attempt to stop the vehicle, the suspect continued southbound and abruptly exited at Wisconsin Avenue and crashed into a light pole in the parking lot of IHOP on Wisconsin Avenue.
Officers arrived at the scene of the crash and attempted life-saving measures on the driver.
The driver was airlifted to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators say that the 14-year-old Milwaukee boy stole his uncle's vehicle in Oshkosh.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.