Medical examiner IDs man killed when group home van struck by stolen Jeep; teens arrested

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office have identified a 66-year-old man killed when a stolen Jeep Cherokee failed to stop at a stop sign near 10th and Abert in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 26th and crashed into the man's vehicle.

The deceased has been identified as Henry Bailey. He died at Froedtert Hospital as a result of multiple blunt force injuries.

The crash happened shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Fatal crash at N. 10th and Abert

Bailey was a passenger in a handicapped-accessible van traveling southbound on N. 10th Street, when it was struck by a 2005 Jeep Cherokee that failed to stop for the stop sign. Bailey was ejected from the vehicle.

According to the medical examiner's report, Bailey was a resident of Staples Family Group Home in Brookfield. The driver of the van had taken Bailey and three other clients from their group home on an outing to Lake Michigan.

After the van was struck by the Jeep Cherokee, both vehicles spun out, and the van went on to strike a home on 10th Street.

The medical examiner's report indicates it is "unlikely" that Bailey was wearing a seat belt.

Fatal crash at N. 10th and Abert

Of the five occupants in the van at the time of the crash, three others were seriously hurt.

The medical examiner's report says there were four people in the Jeep Cherokee, who attempted to flee the scene of the crash. Two were taken into custody -- a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl.

The report says the Jeep and its license plate had been stolen.

Fatal crash at N. 10th and Abert