2 Milwaukee teens die after crashing stolen car during police pursuit

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-21 08:43:06-05

MILWAUKEE -- Two teenagers in a stolen car were killed Friday night after they ran a red light and crashed into another car, police say.

A teenage male of unspecified age died at the scene. Another 15-year-old boy suffered severe injuries and died after being taken to the hospital.

Police say the stolen Volkswagen Passat was taken around 7:15 p.m. Friday during an armed robbery at 29th and Villard. Officers located the car around 8:00 p.m. near N. Teutonia and W. Cornell St. 

Officers tried to perform a traffic stop on the stolen Volkswagen, but the driver refused to stop and took off. Police pursued.

The crash happened at the intersection of N. 31st St. and W. Capitol Dr. when the stolen car failed to stop at a red light and slammed into another vehicle. The driver of that car, a Chevy, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital, according to police.

None of the officers involved in the case were injured. Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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