Deadly, fiery crash after getaway from South Milwaukee Police

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  • SOUTH MILWAUKEE - A driver is dead after a fiery crash into a home following a getaway from police in South Milwaukee.

  • The crash happened early Thursday morning near the corner of 7th and Edgewood.

  • South Milwaukee Police Administrative Captain Jill Kallay told Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi that an officer saw a vehicle go past him at a speed about 25 miles per hour beyond the posted limit.

  • "The vehicle failed to stop for both audible and visual signals and subsequently crashed," said Kallay. "The fleeing vehicle had accelerated to a point that the officer could no longer see the vehicle. The officer was not actively pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash."

  • Kallay explained that the vehicle went about 11 blocks before it collided with a tree, and eventually into a home. Both the car and home caught fire.

  • Firefighters put out the fire. No one inside the home was hurt. It took crews several hours to pull the driver's body out of the vehicle.

  • The driver was the only person inside that vehicle. Police were still attempting to identify the driver. The Wisconsin State Patrol was also taking part in the investigation.