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Milwaukee Police searching for driver who fled the scene after stolen car crash which killed passenger

Milwaukee Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Wednesday, June 28th, around 4:40 p.m. at 4001 W. Highland Boulevard.

A Gold 2007 Cadillac DTS was being driven by a suspect at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was not able to negotiate a curve in the road struck a tree. A passenger in the vehicle, a 20-year old Milwaukee man, died on scene.

A second passenger in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. The driver fled the area on foot.

The vehicle was taken in a carjacking on June 28th, around 10:45 a.m. in the 200 block of N. 35th Street. During that incident, a suspect displayed a handgun, demanded and obtained the Cadillac.

The suspect in the hit and run is believed to be the same as in the carjacking. He is described as a black male, between 19-24 year old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, approximately 160 pounds with braided hair, and last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, white shirt, red pants and red shoes. He is believed to have sustained injuries in the crash.

Police believe that the attached photo is of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

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