Teen killed in crash with stolen van, police car

Police say robbery suspects hit squad car

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says an 18-year-old man has died after he was thrown from a stolen minivan that sideswiped a police car and then crashed into a pole.

The Journal Sentinel reports the Milwaukee man was a passenger in the van.

The crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday in Milwaukee. The man -- identified as Rashad Higgins -- was taken to a hospital, where he died later that afternoon.

Officers were responding to a report of a garage burglary when five teens got into a stolen 2003 Chrysler minivan and sideswiped a patrol car.

The van then crashed into a pole. Four teens ran from the vehicle but were taken into custody.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.
 

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