Milwaukee fatal police chase; driver sought, 2 women dead

Two women were killed in a Milwaukee crash Wednesday morning, June 28 near 23rd and Hopkins. The driver crashed into a building while fleeing from police. 

The medical examiner identified the victims as Kyra Johnson, 28, and Haley Fehrenbach, 20, both passengers in the vehicle.

Neighbors said the crash was horrifying, and they were thinking about the families of the two young women who died.

"It was horrible," said Rickey Thomas, neighbor. "It was loud. Boom. Bang. You hear stuff just falling, cling, cling cling, bricks moving. I look up and I'm like, 'Oh, my God.'"

The pursuit began shortly before 1 a.m. when officers observed a white Jeep speeding near 19th Street and Greenfield Avenue. 

Police said the driver ran a red light near Cesar E. Chavez Drive and Greenfield Avenue. Police tried stopping the vehicle for reckless driving, and the driver sped off. 

23rd and Hopkins crash, Milwaukee

While fleeing from police, the driver lost control and crashed into a building near 23rd and Hopkins. The two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are looking for the driver.

"This didn't have to happen," said Thomas.

Building owner seeks help with repairs

FOX6 talked to the owner of the building. She said her business, GLOW 414, helps Milwaukee girls with jobs, counseling and mentoring services. 

23rd and Hopkins crash, Milwaukee

"I feel for the families, but on the other side, this my baby," said Mickell Daniels. "This my dream, and just seeing the building look like it’s about to collapse, it’s a lot for me."

"We provide services for young women ages 11-22," said Sam Brock, GLOW. "Our mission is to help."

They were thankful the building was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

"Fortunately, right now, no one was home because we're renovating and all of that, so the building was empty at the time the accident happened," said Brock.

She asked the community to help her put the pieces back together. 

"I can't do this," said Daniels. "It takes a village."

If you'd like to help, Daniels has set up a fundraising page. 

They also shared thoughts and prayers for the victims' families.

"I'm keeping them in my prayers," said Brock. "I can only imagine what they are going through."

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Anyone with any information on the crash is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips.