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16-year-old dead after car splits from hitting tree near 36th and Lincoln

Posted at 9:23 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 16:26:17-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal crash near 36th and Lincoln Friday night.

Police say the vehicle was driving recklessly and struck a tree. Two brothers, a 16-year-old and 13-year-old, were ejected from the car. The vehicle split in two between the front and back seats, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office (MCMEO).

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead on scene. The 13-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

MCMEO says the 16-year-old was likely the passenger in a stolen vehicle with his brother. Officials say the vehicle was stolen Thursday morning.

Witnesses reported two other individuals fled the scene. Police are seeking the two unknown suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-933-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.

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