MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a Milwaukee police pursuit that ended with a vehicle crashing into a river, killing its three occupants (all times local):
Milwaukee police have identified two adults and a toddler who died when their car crashed into a river while being chased by officers who suspected they were involved in two armed robberies.
Police say the victims of Monday night’s crash were 19-year-old Shannon Nehmer, her 2-year-old daughter, Annamelia Hernandez, and 29-year-old Charles Barefield. Police said Wednesday officers started chasing their car, a black Chevy Trailblazer, because it matched the description of a car used in two separate armed robberies earlier in the evening.
Divers found the bodies of a 2-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man on Tuesday after the car was removed from the Kinnickinnic River. The body of the toddler’s 19-year-old mother was recovered from the river Monday.
Police Sgt. Sheronda Grant was unable to say how many people were attacked in the two separate robberies Monday. Police also don’t know whether the toddler was in the car at the time.
Police are planning a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
A toddler and two adults are dead after their vehicle crashed into a Milwaukee river during a police chase.
Divers on Tuesday found the bodies of a 2-year-old girl and a 29-year-old man after the car was removed from the Kinnickinnic River. Investigators say the vehicle had been involved in several armed robberies.
The toddler’s 19-year-old mother died Monday night after the car careened into the river during the police chase. The woman was recovered from the water but pronounced dead at the scene. Divers continued to search but couldn’t find any other occupants of the car until Tuesday.
Surveillance video shows the car speeding and the driver losing control before the vehicle crashed into the river. It’s unclear who was driving the vehicle.