One person was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and two others were injured after a 16-year-old led Franklin police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car Saturday night, police said.
According to a news release from the Franklin Police Department:
Just before 7:30 p.m., Franklin police discovered a car driving north in the 9600 block of S. 27th St. The car appeared to have been involved in a traffic accident.
The officer tried to pull the car over, but as the car turned east onto W. Puetz Road, the driver accelerated and tried to flee. The vehicle then struck another vehicle in the 1800 block of W. Puetz Road.
The car he struck had three occupants. One had to be taken to the hospital by Flight for Life. The other two suffered only minor injuries.
Police later found out the teen had stolen the car he was driving from a used-car dealership in Franklin.
The 16-year-old Milwaukee driver was arrested, and charges are pending.
The Oak Creek Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted in the investigation.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Chick-fil-A approval for Drexel Town Square generates 'buzz' in Oak Creek
- Mayor Steve Scaffidi weighs-in on issues and successes of Oak Creek
- Milwaukee County Transit expands bus service to Oak Creek
- Video: Oak Creek reporter faces fear of falling through ice in safety training
- Incumbent Ruetz faces former alderman Verhalen in Oak Creek's 3rd District
- Incumbent Gehl faces former Alderwoman Grabowski in Oak Creek District 5 race
- Oak Creek School Board candidates compete for two open seats
- Dementia facility approved for another residential neighborhood
- Family Life Center and other Oak Creek resources unite against poverty
- Interactive: Fewer students in Oak Creek are taking free or reduced-price lunches