Milwaukee man on parole killed fleeing from traffic stop, crashing into semi in Kenosha County
Updated: 12:55 p.m. on July 17, 2020
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The driver is being identified as 27-year-old Jeffrey J. Rimmer Jr.
Updated: 4:20 p.m. on July 16, 2020
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kenosha County officials identified the driver who died after fleeing a traffic stop in the Village of Somers as a 27-year-old Milwaukee man who was on parole.
Officials say in the debris from the rash, officers located a 9mm handgun, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
Published: 9:42 a.m. on July 16, 2020
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- What started as a traffic stop in the Village of Somers on Thursday morning, July 16, turned into a deadly crash.
According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, around 7:15 a.m., a deputy attempted to pull a driver over on Somers Road (County Highway E) after their vehicle -- a Ford Explorer -- almost struck his squad car.
The deputy spoke with the driver but upon re-approaching the vehicle, the driver fled westbound on Somers Road, and crashed into a southbound traveling semi on Green Bay Road in the intersection.
The fleeing driver died at the scene.
A third vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, was also struck by debris from the crash.
The operator of the semi and Jeep were not injured in the accident.
Wisconsin State Patrol was requested by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and responded to investigate the crash.