Police pursuit ends in crash along Milwaukee River; 2 taken into custody

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Rescue crews were working along the Milwaukee River Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, in response to an incident near the Third Ward.

Officials say a police pursuit ended in a crash near the river. Milwaukee police attempted to stop a car around 7:26 p.m. when a car without registration plates disregarded a red light. Police say the driver refused to stop and the vehicle lost control, rolling down an embankment near the 100 block of S. 1st St. 

The car could be seen hanging over the edge of a railing near the water. Police say it drove straight through a fence.

The fire department says three people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and two -- a 38-year-old man and 37-year-old woman -- needed to be extricated. They sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. A third individual that rescuers were looking for in the river has not been found.

The Milwaukee Fire Department says they are now turning over efforts to the Milwaukee Police Department to recover a body. Thursday afternoon, officials said they are not seeking any more suspects. 

An investigation remains ongoing.

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