Victim in fatal Green Bay crash identified

Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 19:20:32-04

UPDATE: The suspect driver who was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal traffic crash on Sunday has been identified as Shyan L. Wheelock, 26, a resident of Oneida Street, according to Green Bay Police.


A downtown Green Bay crash after a police chase left one person dead Sunday, Green Bay police said.

An officer was in the area of 9th and S. Ashland Sunday just before 10 a.m. for reports of a drunk man trying to get into people's cars, police said.

After responding to the area, officers tried to stop a car in the alley between Broadway and Chestnut that was driving erratically, according to police.

The vehicle at first pulled over to the curb, but then took off.

Police started following the vehicle, officers said. It eventually jumped the curb, crashed into a tree, and the vehicle split into two pieces, police said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Blood alcohol and toxicology tests are pending.

The identity of the suspect driver is not being released. 

State Patrol is handling the crash investigation/reconstruction.

Due to recent law changes, this is being handled as an officer involved death, per Wis. Stat. 175.47, therefore Appleton Police Department is handling the investigation.