Medical Examiner's Office reports seven suspected overdose deaths from over the weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There were seven suspected overdose deaths in Milwaukee County.
"The real reality we are investigating these cases every day," said Sara Schreiber, Forensic Technical Director at the Medical Examiner's Office.
They range in age from 22 to 56. One person was black and six were white. On a typical weekend, the office sees about three or four drug-related deaths.
So far, there've been 111 drug-related deaths in 2019 and over the years, the numbers have been steady.
"We are still seeing lots of opioids, still seeing a great deal of fentanyl and we are seeing an increase of stimulants particularly in cocaine in cases this office is investigating," said Schreiber.
On Monday, there was a report of a driver who overdosed and caused a crash near 92nd and Burleigh. A red sedan crashed into a parked silver car on Burleigh.
"I am just happy that I wasn't in the car. I am happy that you know the car is messed up, that can be replaced," said the owner of the silver car.
Police and Fire have not yet confirmed if it was an overdose. Officers say the driver was sent to the hospital and received two citations.