Crash near 20th & Auer, 1 dead, 3 critical: police

Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened near 20th and Auer shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 28. 

The driver of a vehicle lost control and struck a tree. Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle. One occupant of the vehicle, 16-year-old J'Shawn Bartley of Milwaukee, sustained fatal injuries, according to the Milwaukee County medical examiner. There were three other occupants between the ages of 15 and 17 in the vehicle who were all taken to the hospital in critical condition.  

FOX6 News at the scene found a heavily damaged car that had left the roadway, stopped on the grass of Union Cemetery. The circumstances leading up to the crash appear to be the result of reckless driving. 

Police continue to seek two additional occupants that fled the scene.

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Neighbors are hoping the other people involved make it home.

"These kids was young, real young," said Aaliyah Ali. "I just hope they get better and that's all. And rest in peace to that one kid that passed away."

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.


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