Needless tragedy offers a lesson
Statement from Alderman Robert W. Puente February 24, 2016
I extend my sincere condolences to the family members of the brother and sister who died Monday night in a crash in the 7000 block of N. 91st St. in the 9th Aldermanic District. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.
According to Milwaukee police, the crash occurred when the brother (driver) – a 22-year-old man – lost control of his vehicle during a street drag race. The vehicle left the road and hit a tree, and first responders’ efforts to save the man and his 17-year-old sister at the crash site were extensive, but unsuccessful.
I urge the public to report street racing to police immediately, and I remind anyone thinking of partaking in this ridiculously reckless and dangerous illegal activity to remember Monday’s crash – and the toll that it is taking on an entire family – before stepping on the accelerator.
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