West Allis police: Man arrested after two killed in crash works for Milwaukee Fire Department

WEST ALLIS -- FOX6 News has learned a 31-year-old Milwaukee man arrested following a crash that killed two people works for the Milwaukee Fire Department.

Officials with the Milwaukee Fire Department issued this statement Wednesday, April 6th:

The Milwaukee Fire Department has been informed by the West Allis Police Department that an off-duty Milwaukee firefighter was arrested and is in custody for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. This individual is being referred to the District Attorney’s Office for charges.

The Milwaukee Fire Department is taking this matter very seriously, and is conducting an internal investigation.

Two killed in crash at 60th and Pierce in West Allis

The crash happened on Monday, April 4th, just after 5:00 p.m. near 60th and Pierce -- and involved three vehicles -- a pickup truck, a car and a minivan.

Yoruba Sly-Lundasi

The two people killed in the crash have been identified as 64-year-old Yoruba Sly-Lundasi of Milwaukee (the driver of the minivan) and 38-year-old Wendell Johnson of Chicago (a passenger in the minivan).

"He's going to be greatly missed. Greatly missed," Tavaree Sly-Lundasi, Yoruba's daughter said. "At least he didn't suffer, though. That I am happy for."


Tavaree Sly-Lundasi

The driver of the pickup truck was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle -- and West Allis police on Wednesday, April 6th confirmed for FOX6 News that man works for the Milwaukee Fire Department.

"Everybody has to answer for whatever actions they take in life," Tavaree Sly-Lundasi said.

There were numerous occupants in the three vehicles involved in the crash.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed the pickup truck was traveling southbound on S. 60th St. and struck the minivan as it made a left hand turn. The pickup truck and minivan traveled into oncoming traffic and impacted the northbound car.

The driver and the passenger of the minivan passed away as a result of the crash.

A passenger in the pickup truck and the driver of the car sustained apparent non-life threatening injures and were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Two killed in crash at 60th and Pierce in West Allis

No other significant injuries were reported.

Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

The incident will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges.

Two killed in crash at 60th and Pierce in West Allis

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