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Stolen vehicle crashes after running red light, 2 dead near Teutonia and Villard

A 22-year-old female and a 20-year-old male, both from Milwaukee, died in the crash.
Posted at 7:02 AM, Nov 08, 2022

MILWAUKEE — Two people died after a car ran through a red light near West Villard Avenue and North Teutonia Avenue in Milwaukee around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Milwaukee police.

Officials said that the driver who ran the red light was operating a stolen blue Hyundai. Soon after the crash, the driver fled the scene. A 17-year-old boy sitting in the passenger seat of the Hyundai was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were four people inside the Buick SUV that was hit. Police identified the deceased victims as 22-year-old Nakayla Evans who was driving, and 20-year-old Erin Crooms, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

Two victims sitting in the back seat of the Buick sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Family members of the victims tell TMJ4 they were not ready to go on camera but shared that they were heartbroken and believe this crash could have been prevented.

Police said that they recovered a gun during the crash investigation. The Milwaukee Police Department did not allude to who owned the gun or what car it was in.

TMJ4 News learned on Tuesday, Nov. 29 that two 16-year-old boys were arrested. Criminal charges were referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

This investigation is ongoing and police continue to seek an unknown suspect(s). Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips.

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