Woman killed in Milwaukee hit-and-run crash involving stolen Jeep

Police searching for suspects
Posted at 9:44 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 13:45:13-04

The Milwaukee Police Department is searching for the individuals involved in a hit-and-run crash Thursday that killed one woman and severely injured another. 

Police say a person driving a stolen 2003 Jeep Liberty west on West Walnut Street failed to stop at a stop sign on North 33rd Street and colliding with a Hyundai Sonata. 

The Hyundai left the road and crashed into a home. According to police, the occupants of the Jeep fled the scene of the accident on foot. 

The 65-year-old female passenger of the Hyundai was declared dead at the scene. The 48-year-old female driver of the Hyundai was transported to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. 

Police are investigating if the stolen Jeep was involved in a car chase that had ended earlier in the evening, but say the Jeep was not actively being pursued at the time of the crash.