Milwaukee chain-reaction crash; 5 injured including child

Editor's note: MPD on Monday, June 10 said one of the victims of Thursday's crash died of their injuries. Read the latest

A multi-vehicle crash on Milwaukee's north side injured five people – one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries – on Thursday, June 6. 

The driver of the vehicle that initiated the chain-reaction crash was among those injured and was later arrested. 

Police said there were separate crashes involving the same driver around 4:20 p.m. The driver first collided with a vehicle near 25th and Villard but kept driving. The driver then collided with another vehicle that was stopped at the intersection of Teutonia and Villard.

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It led to a chain-reaction crash at the intersection. Including the vehicle that initiated the crash, five vehicles were involved.

The 75-year-old driver of one of the vehicles that was hit had to be extricated and was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Three people in another vehicle that was involved – ages 56, 56 and 1 – were taken to a hospital with non-fatal injuries. 

Crash scene at Villard and Teutonia

The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash, a 54-year-old man, was also taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries and was later arrested.

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.