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Fleeing driver kills man in rollover crash, baby and woman also hurt; suspects wanted

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Posted at 7:50 PM, May 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 11:57:40-04

MILWAUKEE — A man is dead and a one-year-old girl and a woman are in the hospital following a two-car rollover crash in Milwaukee on Tuesday.

It happened shortly after 6 p.m. near 37th and Sheridan.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), the incident stemmed from a police pursuit. Deputies saw a car driving recklessly northbound on Sherman, south of Hamptom.

When deputies attempted to stop the car, it fled northbound on Sherman.

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A man is dead and a young child and woman are in the hospital following a two-car rollover crash.

MCSO says deputies pursued the vehicle, which was speeding and running red lights at the intersections of Sherman and Hampton, and Sherman and Villard.

The pursuit briefly continued on Sheridan before deputies ended the pursuit and struck a parked vehicle.

Shortly after, MCSO says deputies were informed by a passing citizen of a serious crash several blocks away.

Deputies found the suspect vehicle had struck another vehicle, which was occupied with the three victims.

The Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) tells TMJ4 News that the car that was rolled over had three patients inside. All three had to be extricated.

The one-year-old was taken to Children's Hospital in an unknown condition. The 43-year-old woman was taken to Froedtert in good condition. MCSO says the two have non-fatal injuries.

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MFD says the man, who was 40-years-old according to the medical examiner, was declared dead after lifesaving efforts at the scene. He was later identified as Teion Cooper.

The two occupants of the fleeing vehicle ran on foot from the crash scene, MCSO says. Milwaukee police say they are seeking a known suspect.

An investigation is underway by the Sheriff’s Office into the initial pursuit, while Milwaukee Police are investigating the circumstances of the fatal crash.

Anyone with information about the fleeing vehicle should call the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (414) 278-4235. Anyone with information regarding the fatal crash should phone the Milwaukee Police Department at (414) 935-7360.

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