Officials: Reckless driving crash in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood leaves 2 dead

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two people are dead after a driver lost control and crashed into a tree in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood Friday night, April 23. 

Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 11:19 p.m. Friday night on the 500 block of E. Burleigh Street.

Officers in a marked squad observed a vehicle driving extremely reckless and at excessive speeds.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle continued traveling at excessive speeds and a pursuit ensued.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office confirms the occupants of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, died from their injuries sustained in the crash.  

The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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