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1 dead, 1 injured after car crashes into tree on Milwaukee 's north side

Posted at 6:42 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 13:28:23-04

MILWAUKEE – A car crashes into a tree on the city's north side and leaves one person dead and another injured. 

It happened just after 2 a.m. Thursday, near the intersection of Sherman and Florist. 

Police were called to the scene after neighbors heard the crash and called 911. The impact of this crash completely took out a tree on the median at Sherman Blvd. 

Crews worked for several hours Thursday morning to remove the tree and the car. Sounds of chainsaws poured into the morning air but it's an all too familiar sight for neighbors. 

"It don't surprise me over here," Patrick Davis who lives nearby said. "I don't even go down this street no more."
Davis says the crash woke him up early this morning. 

"Something just hit something and like, a real loud boom," Davis said. "My dog started barking." 
"I'm scared to park right there because people are flying all day," Sherville Parker said. 

Parker has seen more than a dozen crashes outside of her home on Sherman in the eight years she's lived there. She's even experienced them first hand after a crash totaled her parked car. 

"Lost my car," Parker said. "Grateful we weren't in the car because we probably wouldn't have made it."
Parker says she's going to contact her Alderman after this crash because she's afraid for the safety of her two daughters.

"This tops all the car accidents I've seen," Parker said. "This is the worst one. I'm very nervous. I'm trying to find somewhere else to move. I don't want it to get to a point where a car can land up on my grass."

Police say they're unsure of how this happened -- but confirmed it  was not a police pursuit and this was the only vehicle involved. 

Police  say they do not believe the vehicle is stolen. They say they don't know  who was driving, so it's soon to tell if alcohol was a factor.