Suspect Turns Himself in after Fatal Uber Crash
The suspect driver, a 23-year-old man, in the October 23 fatal crash in the 200 block of W. Clybourn Avenue turned himself in to Milwaukee Police a short time ago.
A Lexus was southbound on N. 2nd street when it disregarded a red light and struck a Ford Fusion that was westbound on W. Clybourn.
The two male occupants of the Lexus fled the scene on foot after the accident. According to police, the Lexus was not stolen.
The 41-year-old male driver of the ford was an Uber driver. He suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and is currently being treated at the hospital.
His passengers, two females from Illinois aged 30 and 32 died on the scene from their injuries.
The victims are identified as 30-year-old Ashley L. Sawatzke, 32-year-old Amy C. Taylor, and 35-year-old Lindsey B. Cohen, all from Chicago. The driver of the car they were in, a 41-year-old man, remains hospitalized with critical injuries.
The investigation into this accident and the occupants of the Lexus is ongoing.
Uber released this statement to CBS 58 about the incident, "Our hearts and thoughts are with our driver partner and the grieving families impacted by this horribly tragic incident. We will support the police investigation in every way possible. We encourage the public to help authorities, and we hope the person responsible will come forward and be identified by police."
A GoFundMe page has also been set up for the Uber driver, click here to visit the page.