Police investigate fatal crash on 16th Street viaduct

Police are investigating a fatal, two-car crash that happened on the 16th Street viaduct shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 5.

Police say the driver of unit #1 disregarded the red light and struck unit #2 who was making a U-turn.  They were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say a 42-year-old Waukegan man was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A 36-year-old Waukegan man was also rushed to the hospital and is currently listed in critical condition. Both of these men were passengers of unit #2.

Five other occupants of unit#2 sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of unit #1, an 18-year-old man from Milwaukee, sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. He was transported to the hospital and was arrested.

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