UPDATE: Police identify man who died after crash following Greenfield Police PIT maneuver

Updated: 2:40 p.m. on March 2, 2018

UPDATE: GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police have identified the driver they say led a Greenfield Police Officer on a chase that ended in a crash Thursday night as 25-year-old Nicholas O'Brien of West Allis.

The car with O'Brien jumped the curb after the PIT maneuver and hit a tree. 

Friends of O'Brien tell us he was a father who will be missed.

The Oak Creek Police Department is handling the investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 on air and online for the latest updates. 


Posted: 5:06 a.m. on March 2, 2018

GREENFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) – One person is dead after a car chase with police led to a crash Thursday night.

Authorities say it happened around 11:38 p.m. near S. 25th St. and W. Euclid Ave. in Milwaukee.

Officers attempted to stop a car traveling at a high rate of speed in Greenfield using a pursuit intervention technique. Police say the suspect continued to drive away, eventually leaving the road and crashing into a tree. The 25-year-old driver from West Allis was pronounced dead.

The officer involved is 29-years-old with five years of experience on the force. As part of protocol, the officer has been placed on leave.

The Oak Creek Police Department is leading the investigation.

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