Three-year-old girl killed in rollover crash in Brown Deer; alcohol, speed likely factors

BROWN DEER -- A rollover crash Thursday night, February 25th in Brown Deer left one child dead and two others injured.

A Milwaukee mother is mourning the death of her three-year-old child, identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office as R'moni Little-Smith, while at her other child's side who is hospitalized.

FOX6 News spoke with her briefly, and she said it's all just too much to deal with. Not only when it comes to what happened to her children, but also, the fact that her boyfriend is allegedly responsible for the fatal crash.

"All of a sudden I hear this really loud 'bang' kind of noise. Then there is this car rolling like three or four times. I was like 'I really can't believe this is happening,'" said Pastor Angela Davis, who witnessed the crash.

Davis saw the heart-wrenching scene near the intersection of N. Sherman Boulevard and N. Teutonia Avenue, while on her way home from Bible study.

"I saw people down in that kind of ditch and a lot of paramedics started to come," said Davis.


Brown Deer police and the North Shore Fire Department were called to the crash around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.

"We found a black Pontiac on its side with three occupants outside the vehicle," said Brad Caddock with the Brown Deer Police Department.

The 35-year-old driver was on the side of the road along with two young children who were ejected from the car.

"The children were not restrained in the car. Immediately, aid was rendered to them and they were transported to the hospital," said Caddock.

But the three-year-old girl involved didn't make it long after. She died at the hospital from a blunt force head injury.

It appears the driver lost control and rolled the car after supposedly speeding north on Sherman traveling at speeds of 90 to 100 miles-per-hour.

"We believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash," said Caddock.

"People come down the hill and don't expect the job in the street," said Beverly Lieven, a neighbor.

Police continue to investigate and are looking to present charges to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office against the driver sometime next week.