Cudahy, WI

Cudahy chase tops 100 miles per hour

JM McBride

A driver led Cudahy, Wisconsin, police on a chase that topped 100 miles per hour, according to Cudahy police.

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 03:14 a.m., the Cudahy Police Department “initiated the pursuit of a motor vehicle, on E. Layton Ave., in Cudahy,” a press release from Cudahy police says.

“The initial reason for the pursuit was speeding, unsafe lane deviation, and improper display of registration,” the release says.

Speeds reached 100 mph, police say

It says the pursuit “lasted approximately 3.4 miles and the top speed reached approximately 100 mph.”

The suspect vehicle “was last seen in South Milwaukee. Due to the dangerousness of the suspect’s speeds and because the police officer lost sight of the vehicle, the supervisor monitoring the pursuit instructed the pursuing police officer to terminate the pursuit,” the release says.
Speeding car.Photo bySatyajit BhowmikonUnsplash

Approximately 40 minutes later, the South Milwaukee Police Department “located the vehicle,” it says.

According to the Cudahy police news release, the South Milwaukee police discovered that the car had been involved in a single car crash, near N. Chicago Avenue and Rawson Avenue.

“The driver, a 23 year old Milwaukee man, was found deceased. There were no other occupants inside the vehicle,” according to the news release.

“It was later discovered that the deceased suspect had a warrant for his arrest, issued by Probation and Parole,” police wrote. They did not release the man’s name or his cause of death.

“The crash is being investigated by the South Milwaukee Police Department,” they wrote. “The Cudahy Police are requesting that anyone with any information contact the Cudahy Police Department at (414) 769-2260.”

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