1 of 2 victims ID'd in deadly drag racing crash near 76th and Silver Spring

NOW: 1 of 2 victims ID’d in deadly drag racing crash near 76th and Silver Spring

Updated: 3:55 p.m. on Aug. 17, 2021 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee officials identified one of the victims killed in a street racing crash on Sunday, Aug. 15. 

The crash happened near 76th and Silver Spring. Police say two drivers were drag racing when one of them struck another vehicle -- killing two people inside. 

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified one of the victims as 21-year-old Danielle Jefferson of Milwaukee. Jefferson's mother told officials her daughter was on her way to pick up her infant child from day care. 

According to the ME's office, family of the second victim -- a 66-year-old Milwaukee man -- has not been located. Authorities are withholding his identity until family is notified. 

Two people are in custody in connection to the crash. 

Updated: 1:59 p.m. on Aug. 16, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The second driver involved in a drag race that resulted in a deadly crash has been arrested.

According to Milwaukee police, the driver of the striking vehicle -- a 24-year-old man -- is in custody. 

The driver of the other vehicle that was racing, a 26-year-old man, has also been arrested. 

The crash happened Sunday, Aug. 15, near 76th and Silver Spring. 

Police said the 24-year-old driver disregarded a stop light and struck another vehicle -- killing two innocent people inside. Officials identified the victims as a 66-year-old man and 21-year-old woman. 

Published: 7:41 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2021 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a double fatal crash that occurred on Sunday, August 15.

Officials report the car accident happened at approximately 7:10 p.m., at the intersection of N. 76th St. and W. Silver Spring Dr.

The first victim, a 66-year-old Milwaukee male, died on scene.

The second victim, a 21-year-old Milwaukee female also died on scene.

Police say the crash happened when two vehicles were drag racing, disregarding red traffic signals and one of the racing vehicles struck the victim’s car killing both occupants.

The driver of the striking vehicle is in custody and being treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Authorities say the crash is still being investigated at this time.

Milwaukee police are seeking the driver of the second vehicle that was racing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or crime stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.

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