Man fleeing traffic stop jumps from I-94 overpass

A man who a Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy was attempting to stop on I-94 on Tuesday evening crashed his vehicle into a median wall and then jumped off the overpass.

The Sheriff’s Department is not releasing the identity of the driver or a passenger in the vehicle pending further investigation, a news release distributed Wednesday morning said.

The driver sustained severe injuries.

From the news release:

On 08-29-17 at 8:46 pm a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a 2004 Nissan 350Z that was traveling southbound on Interstate 94. At the approximate 6500 block, the Deputy activated his emergency lights/siren to stop the vehicle for an illegal temporary registration. The vehicle accelerated immediately upon the activation of emergency lights on the fully marked Sheriff’s Department squad with speeds reaching 100 mph. In the approximate 9100 block the vehicle lost control and struck the west side median wall. The operator of the vehicle was a 24 year old male who quickly exited the crashed vehicle once it came to rest in the lanes of southbound traffic. The subject proceeded to deny apprehension by Law Enforcement by jumping off of the Interstate. The subject fell approximately 25 feet to the roadway underneath (Highway C/Wilmot Road). A vehicle traveling east on this roadway had to swerve to avoid striking the subject. The subject was taken to Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life with severe injuries. An 18 year old passenger who remained with the vehicle was also transported to hospital for injuries sustained. Operator of vehicle is facing numerous charges including Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Hit and Run Causing Injury, and Felony Fleeing. Identification of those involved are not being released at this time until investigation is completed. Roadways were closed for approximately 3 hours for investigative purposes.

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One Comment

  1. Amanda says:

    I know the couple that had to swerve to miss him! Freaky and scary!

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