In Milwaukee, WI, two people died in a fatal crash that happened around 9:30 a.m. on September 22nd on the corner of 76th Street and Sheridan Avenue.
The Milwaukee police are investigating the crash, and say that a City of Milwaukee Public Works truck was traveling westbound on Sheridan Avenue and was struck by a 1997 Buick Century, who was traveling southbound on 76th Street.
The passenger of the Buick was a 20-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Buick was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries, but did not make it. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the death with FOX6 News.
The driver and passenger of the Department of Public Works Truck did not have injuries.
The Milwaukee Police Department is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death globally for young people ages 15 to 29. Just about 1.3 million people die in car crashes every year globally.
It’s important to always wear a seatbelt. Newer cars offer more high-tech safety features that would not have been seen on the 1997 Buick Century. For example, today, we have forward collision warning systems and, in some cases, automatic emergency braking. These features help make the experience of driving safer and help hopefully avoid crashes.
Our thoughts are with the families of the crash victims today. We will continue to follow this story to see if more details are released.