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Video: Truck being pursued by MPD crashes into home, catches fire

Posted at 10:10 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 18:57:01-04

MILWAUKEE — A vehicle being pursued by Milwaukee police slammed into a parked car, crashed into a house and then caught fire Thursday evening.

Police said in a statement that two people were taken into custody and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Video shared with TMJ4 News by a resident shows a red truck on fire after it hit the base of the house. It appears officers are pulling a person from the vehicle while others fight to put the flames out.

The video also shows a white vehicle crushed against a light pole on the sidewalk.

MPD said the crash happened in the 2300 block of North 40th around 5:51 p.m. Police said people were inside the house at the time of the crash, but were not injured.

Police said in an update Friday that it all started when officers say they saw a person with a stolen vehicle. The vehicle accelerated and officers decided to pursue, police said.

A 20-year-old Milwaukee man and a 31-year-old Milwaukee woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days, police said.

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