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Milwaukee man sentenced to 11 years in prison after crash at 40th and North Avenue

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 18:43:34-05

MILWAUKEE — An 18-year-old Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after causing a deadly crash.

Marcellus Purifoy will serve eight years for fleeing and eluding an officer which lead to the deadly crash. Also, he will serve an additional three years for fleeing and eluding an officer resulting in bodily harm.

The 18-year-old was involved in a crash on April 18 that resulted in one death, and six injured. Purifoy was acting as a getaway driver after a triple-shooting when his vehicle collided with a school bus and pickup truck. There were three others in Purifoy's vehicle and one was killed in the accident.

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The driver of the truck was injured and taken to the hospital along with two people who were inside the school bus and Purifoy's two other passengers.

In addition, Purifoy was involved in a fight with a teachers aide back in 2016 at Bay View High School. The teachers aide was fired following the incident and spoke out about Purifoy's arrest. He claims he tried to warn Milwaukee Public Schools about the 18-year-old and his reckless behavior.