Woman dies in crash on Milwaukee's North Side

Police say victim lost control of her car
Posted at 3:22 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 18:21:11-04

A woman died Wednesday morning after slamming her car into a tree along Fond du Lac Avenue.

The accident happened just before 10 a.m. between Roosevelt and Capitol Drives.

A bar across the street captured the accident on surveillance video, but TODAY's TMJ4 is choosing not to show that video. It shows the car by itself, drift off the road and hit a tree.

According to Milwaukee Police, the 46-year-old woman was heading eastbound on Fond du Lac Avenue when she lost control and hit the tree. They pronounced her dead on the scene.

Police had several blocks closed both east and westbound for hours during the investigation.

"There's an accident every other day or every day," said Michael Hicks who manages Mr. J's Lounge, the bar that captured the crash on surveillance.

He says they are even nervous for their customers to walk on the sidewalks near their bar.

"We got vans that pick people up and bring them to the bar and take them back so they won't be walking," Hicks said.

Police are still working to find out what caused Wednesday morning's crash.

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