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Man arrested for OWI after crashing car, killing the 24-year-old passenger

CBS Photojournalist Cole Stevenson

UPDATE: An accident in the 8200 block of N. 76th Street has left one person dead.

According to police, a 37-year-old man was driving a 2002 minivan southbound when he lost control and crashed the van. The driver was ejected and his 24-year-old passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle.

The 24-year-old passenger later died from his injuries.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.


ORIGINAL:

A criminal investigation in being conducted in the incident of a car going over an embankment and crashing onto railroad tracks at N 76th Street and W Tower Avenue Sunday evening.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, two people, the driver and a passenger were injured and were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

The ages and genders of the driver and passenger are not available at this time.

MPD Accident Reconstruction is also investigating the incident.

According to the Police, around 7:50 PM, the vehicle left the roadway on Milwaukee’s north side, went over an embankment and crashed onto the Union Pacific railroad tracks. Train traffic had to be suspended for a time as officers conducted their investigation of the crash.

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