Police identify 3 people who died when car drove off viaduct

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Authorities have identified three people who died when a vehicle drove off a Milwaukee viaduct following a short police pursuit.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says 28-year-old Corey Owens, 34-year-old Johnny Brown-Witherspoon and 44-year-old Kendrick L. Miller died in the Thursday crash.

Police say the chase lasted less than a minute after an attempted traffic stop for an alleged drug transaction. The driver struck a pedestrian, who suffered minor injuries, before crashing through a safety fence.

The car then drove off the bridge onto West Canal Street and burst into flames. The medical examiner’s office has not listed the causes of deaths.

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10/8/2022 11:17:24 AM (GMT -5:00)