UPDATE: 17-year-old charged in deadly police chase and crash involving school bus
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee teen is charged in a police chase and crash that left an 18-year-old dead.
Marcellus Purifoy, 17, is facing multiple charges including eluding an officer resulting in death and operating while revoked.
According to the criminal complaint, on April 18 police were looking for a suspect in a shooting that left three teens hurt when they saw a car blow through a stop sign near 44th and North. The complaint says officers believed the car may have been involved in the triple shooting and tried to pull it over.
The vehicle then fled from police, weaving through traffic at high speeds. The complaint says at one point, the vehicle was going the wrong way at speeds between 65 and 75 mph on a one-way street.
According to the complaint, the officer was going to end the pursuit at the intersection of 40th and North if the vehicle didn't stop. The vehicle continued through the intersection and was hit by a school bus on its driver's side, whipping the vehicle around and hitting a truck.
An 18-year-old passenger who was severely hurt in the crash was taken to the hospital where he later died on April 21. A child that was on the bus was taken to the hospital to be treated for a dislocated elbow. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital for injuries he received in the crash.
In the criminal complaint, Purifoy admitted he was driving the car involved. The complaint says Purifoy has never had a driver's license in his name and that his driver's license status was revoked as part of another case.