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Suspect in crash that killed 3 people was driving almost three times the posted speed limit, complaint says

Posted at 9:06 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 10:06:43-05

The man arrested in connection to a crash that killed three people on Oct. 29 was driving almost three times the posted speed limit, a criminal complaint alleges.

Moses Burnett was arrested by Milwaukee police in relation to a crash that killed three women on Oct. 29 near N. 27th and Locust. Police said Burnett was traveling north on N. 27th Street at a high rate of speed before witnesses say he hit the victims' car. Burnett was also driving with a suspended license, police say.

According to data obtained from the airbag control module of Burnett's car, the car was traveling at 73 miles per hour seconds before the incident. At the time of impact, the car was traveling at 87 miles per hour and the brake was off. The speed limit in the area of N. 27th and Locust is 30 mph.

According to the initial report from the medical examiner's office, 18-year-old Ansha Young-Daugherty, and 23-year-old Danielle Turner were killed in the crash. Twenty-year-old Tatiana M. Dean was critically injured and sent for treatment at Froedtert Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The fourth person in the vehicle is being treated for injuries at an area hospital.

The complaint says that Burnett told officers that he "t-boned" another vehicle at the intersection and was traveling 42 miles per hour. Police said Burnett's license has been suspended for the last three years.

Burnett was charged with three counts of second-degree reckless homicide, second-degree reckless injury and three counts of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended - causing death.

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