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Milwaukee man charged in fatal hit-and-run during police chase

Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 18:19:36-04

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man was charged after prosecutors say he smashed his Jeep into another vehicle, killing the person inside, during a police chase last weekend.

Robert Andre Nash, 51, was charged with Operator Flee/Elude Officer - Death, Hit and Run-Involve Death and Knowingly Operating While Suspended (Cause Death). If he is convicted all of three felonies, he could spend up to 46 years behind bars, court records state.

According to a criminal complaint Thursday, Milwaukee police officers spotted Nash speeding in the area of North 28th and Galena on the city's west side last Saturday.

The officers turned on their lights and siren and began pursuing Nash, who did not pull over but instead continued speeding down the city streets, the complaint states.

The officers briefly lost track of the driver, and then spotted him blowing through a stop sign at Walnut and 35th Street, prosecutors say.

It was then that Nash drove his Jeep into a Honda Civic, flipping the vehicle over, the complaint states.

The complaint states that Nash then took off in his Jeep. The driver of the Honda, identified as Mark Buchanan, became trapped inside. Buchanan, 46 years old, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Nash later told the officers that he was the driver of the Jeep and that he did not want to pull over to the officers because he was driving without a license, according to prosecutors.

Nash also admitted that he did get into a car crash near 35th Street. He admitted that he drove home, where he told police about a fake story about getting carjacked, the complaint states.

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