Driver dead after fleeing police and hitting pole

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened early Tuesday morning, Aug. 16. 

It happened around 1:15 a.m. near 32nd and Glendale Ave.

According to police, officers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle near 27th and Atkinson, but the vehicle fled. Police eventually terminated the pursuit because of speed. 

A short time later the driver hit a pole near 32nd and Glendale. The 28-year-old man, identified as Romon Lashawn Rimmer Jr., got out of his vehicle and attempted to run on foot, but collapsed because of his injuries. A community member notified the police of the injured person. Police arrived and performed lifesaving measures, but the driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

A firearm and suspected narcotics were recovered from the speeding vehicle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips.

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