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Vehicle crashes with man hanging onto outside, man dies from injuries

Posted at 7:49 AM, Dec 13, 2021

MILWAUKEE — A man is dead after police say he was hanging onto the outside of a vehicle when it crashed into a parked vehicle Saturday, Dec. 11.

Milwaukee police said the incident happened around 5:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of West North Avenue.

Police say the driver of the car intentionally drove the vehicle with the person hanging from the outside, when they crashed into the other vehicle. The impact of the crash caused the person on the outside to be ejected, police said.

The victim, 34-year-old Aaron Alexander, sustained life-threatening injuries and was brought to the hospital for treatment. His family says he was placed on life support and later died from his injuries on Tuesday.

The driver of the vehicle, 64-year-old Jerry Davis, was arrested, MPD said.

Davis is charged with three felonies, including recklessly endangering safety. The criminal complaint says Alexander was only halfway inside Davis’ car when Davis struck a vehicle head-on just north of downtown Milwaukee. Prosecutors allege Davis went on to strike a second vehicle while swerving in and out of bike lanes.

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