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Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy involved in deadly crash now under investigation, report says

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 07:40:38-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy is now under investigation, accused of running a red light and causing a crash that killed a man Saturday, according to a new report.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cites sources that tell them investigators are looking into whether the deputy was distracted during the crash at 10th and State. Ceasar Stinson, a community leader and MPS lobbyist, was killed in the crash.

At the time, TODAY'S TMJ4 reported the sheriff's deputy involved in the crash was a 50-year-old man who served the sheriff's office for 23 years. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The Journal Sentinel is reporting that Deputy Joel Streicher is now on administrative leave while the Milwaukee Police Department investigates what happened. Sources tell the paper investigators are interested in whether Streicher "may have been preoccupied or distracted at the time of the crash."

Streicher did not respond to the Journal Sentinel's request for comment Thursday. TODAY'S TMJ4 reached out to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, who told us to check in with the Milwaukee Police Department since it is their investigation. When we did, the department said they were "not releasing any additional information at this time."

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