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MPD: 27-year-old man killed in crash involving Milwaukee police van

Updated: 6:59 p.m. on July 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal accident involving a vehicle and a Milwaukee Police Department squad on Tuesday, July 7.

Authorities say the squad was traveling westbound near Oklahoma and Logan Avenue when a vehicle that was traveling eastbound crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the squad head-on.

The driver of the striking vehicle, a 27-year-old Milwaukee man, sustained fatal injuries. 

The passenger of the striking vehicle, a 25-year-old Cudahy woman, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The officer driving the MPD squad, a 54-year-old man and 17-year veteran of the department, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. 

Police say the circumstances leading up to the accident are under investigation.

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Posted: 6:04 p.m. on July 7, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee medical examiner was called to the scene of a crash near Logan and Oklahoma Avenue Tuesday evening, July 7.

According to MPD, a police van was struck head-on by another vehicle. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on air and online.

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