Police pursuit ends in crash along Milwaukee River; 2 taken into custody
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.
It’s hard to tell, but that’s a car hanging off the edge of the Milwaukee River. Police at the scene told me it drove straight through a chain link fence. There are unconfirmed reports of a water rescue. The dive team and a boat are both at the scene pic.twitter.com/iWROa3BDCK— Brendan Cullerton (@BCullerton) December 3, 2020
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.
Milwaukee Fire Department says the third person in a car that crashed next to the Milwaukee River has not been found. The dive team is wrapping up their rescue mission. MFD says they are turning it over to MPD to recover the body pic.twitter.com/8riFRdoeEt— Brendan Cullerton (@BCullerton) December 3, 2020
An investigation remains ongoing.