4-year-old dies following serious crash near 108th and National

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 4-year-old boy died following a two-vehicle crash near 108th and National Avenue in West Allis Wednesday night, June 15. 

It happened around 8:45 p.m. 

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates driver traveling southbound was operating at a high rate of speed and rear ended another vehicle. 

The occupants of the vehicle that was struck -- a 50-year-old woman, 46-year-old woman, and 4-year-old boy -- were transported to treatment of serious injuries. The 4-year-old boy died from his injuries at the hospital. 

The driver of the striking vehicle, a 27-year-old Greenfield man, was also transported to treatment of his injuries. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated. 

Family identified the boy as Alexis Calles Gonzalez. His father told CBS 58 he was a charming boy who recently won student of the month, and wanted to be a doctor when he was older. The family is devastated by the sudden loss. 

"Broken, just broken. I don't know what I'll do without him," said Albino Calles, father of the 4-year-old. "My son Alexis was very loved by the family, friends, teachers, brothers, everyone."

Calles said he wants others to remember his son as how he was, a happy little kid filled with so much joy.

The father said his partner is in stable condition but his sister-in-law will need surgery for her injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. 

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