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Milwaukee teen killed in crash on W. Capitol Drive

Witnesses that live nearby say the car was engulfed in flames.
Posted at 10:01 AM, Oct 17, 2021

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police say a teenage girl is dead following a car crash Saturday night. They have identified her as 17-year old Jameera Doyle.

Mary Mccuiston, the mother of Jameera, received a devastating call informing her that her daughter was killed in a reckless driving crash Saturday evening.

"This is the face of a mother that's been crying all night," said Mccuiston.

The crash occurred around 9:55 p.m near the 1000 block of W. Capitol Drive.

Police say the driver, a 27-year-old Milwaukee man, was traveling east on W. Capitol Drive when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a bus shelter.

A Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's report released Monday states Doyle was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle when the vehicle lost control and rolled. That caused her to be ejected and then pinned underneath the vehicle, the report states.

The vehicle then crashed through a bus stop before coming to a rest.

The ME's report states the vehicle may have been speeding and that it is possible the vehicle was racing another vehicle, but that is not confirmed, according to officials.

Witnesses that live nearby say the car was engulfed in flames.

"I just heard a loud boom, then we could hear people screaming and we could see that the car was on fire," said Viola Simelton, a witness who lives nearby the site of the crash.

The driver was taken into custody following the crash. He has yet to be identified, but he faces criminal charges for 2nd-degree reckless homicide. The driver will be referred to by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office in the upcoming days for operating a vehicle after suspension, causing death.

Jameera's family believes the man behind the wheel was her boyfriend and the father of her child. They say she prior to the crash she was at work.

"Her dad was to pick her up, he went there, she wasn't there. Her boyfriend picked her up instead," said Mccuistion.

Neighbors near the intersection of the crash say the reckless driving in the area has gotten out of control.

"I've been here over 30 years in this house and I've seen some really bad accidents out there and it's just sad," said Simelton.

Jameera was a mother, sister, and friend who still had so much life left.

"To know that her baby will never see her again, that's something you can't just put together," said Shaneka Johson, Jameera's cousin.

Police are still investigating.

TMJ4 will provide updates as they become available.

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