Whitefish Bay police pursuit ends in crash; 2 in custody, vehicle stolen

Two people were taken into custody Wednesday morning, Sept. 1 following a police pursuit and crash. The vehicle involved was reported stolen on Aug. 24. 

According to police, it began around 3:10 a.m. after a Whitefish Bay police officer observed a brown Chevrolet Equinix in the Klode Parking lot. The vehicle had no license plates displayed and fled when the officer attempted to stop the vehicle. 

 The vehicle got onto southbound I-43 and continued fleeing before crashing into the median wall. All southbound lanes of I-43 near Silver Spring Drive were temporarily closed as a result. 

The driver, a 29-year-old Milwaukee man, fled from the vehicle into the northbound lanes of traffic and jumped from the freeway onto an embankment.  He sustained a leg injury from the fall and was taken into custody. 

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 A handgun was located near where he was taken into custody.  

A 26-year-old female passenger was uninjured during the crash and taken into custody.  

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The vehicle had been reported stolen to the Milwaukee Police Department on Aug. 24, 2021.

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