14 year old boy Milwaukee dies in overnight Grand Chute car crash

Posted at 4:52 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 19:43:39-04

Grand Chute police report a 14-year-old boy from Milwaukee died in a single car crash late Sunday night. 

The teenager was staying with his uncle in Oshkosh and stole his car, according to police. Grand Chute police officers saw the boy driving recklessly on 41-Southbound near Richmond Street around 11:49 p.m. and tried to pull him over.

The boy then led police on a high speed chase.

"One of the officers inside the squad car estimated the speed of the vehicle was reaching about 100 miles per hour and felt that it was no longer safe to follow the vehicle," said Officer Travis Waas with Grand Chute police.

After police stopped the chase, they saw the car abruptly exit onto Wisconsin Ave, drive through the intersection, and crash into a light pole in the parking lot of an IHOP, according to Grand Chute police.

"The officers immediately rushed to the scene, pulled the driver from the vehicle, and then performed life-saving measures until emergency responders could get there," said Officer Waas.

The 14-year-old was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is now in the hands of the Wisconsin State Patrol. They are still investigating the circumstances around why the boy stole the car.

Officers say the car was not reported stolen at the time of the crash. Police have not identified the teenager yet.