One dead, another seriously injured after crash on south side

Police believe speed was a factor
Posted at 10:08 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 11:42:07-05

Police believe speed is likely a factor in a fatal car accident involving two teenagers on Milwaukee's South side.

Officers said the Chevy Tahoe the two were in crashed into a cement truck at 13th Street and Whitaker Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The 16-year-old female passenger died on the scene and the 18-year-old driver is suffering from serious injuries.

The victim's family said Lisandra Munoz Sanchez lost her life and the 18-year-old is her brother. They both went to St. Anthony High School.

The family said Lisandra was a sweet girl with a big heart.

A number of neighbors witnessed the tragedy unfold.

"My dad ran over the street and he pulled the boy from his arms," said Mariyan Ragahi.

They could hear the driver yelling.

"My sister, my sister," said Ban Aldular.

Doug Larson drove by before police arrived.

"I just seen the van sitting there all smashed up,” he said.

Concerned neighbors came home to find police tape in their front yards. Police stayed on the scene for 3 and a half hours. 

"I just came home from school and saw that the whole street was closed," said Sheeraz Munawar.

Witnesses who were home at the time of the accident say the sound of the crash brought them outside.

"Really hard yeah, like something really hit somebody," said Shahida Saadat.

Neighbors say drivers speeding down 13th Street has been a problem for several years.

"I was sleeping and I just heard a big crash. I looked outside and I said there goes another accident....I'm looking and you see a casualty, somebody died, it's just sad," said Kevin Grudzinski.

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