SOMERS – Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies were looking for the driver of a vehicle that Kenosha police officers originally chased from town to village before the vehicle overturned and crashed into the block 400 homes from 57th Avenue west of Green Bay Road late Thursday. .
The crash happened just before midnight Thursday night, according to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Keith Fonk, whose deputies were assisting Kenosha police officers.
“We actually got a successful spike (tire puncture tape) on them and they rolled that moment,” Fonk said. Authorities closed Green Bay Road at the scene for nearly two hours.
Wisconsin State Patrol units were also involved.
According to Kenosha Police Lt. Matthew Strelow, officers began pursuing the driver, who was apparently driving recklessly, in the 1900 block of 57th Street.
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Strelow said the person involved had not yet been located as of early Friday morning. No additional information could be obtained from law enforcement before Friday’s press time.
Initial radio traffic from law enforcement indicated that the suspect’s vehicle had veered off the road, flown about 60 feet away, and the driver may have been ejected.
“We don’t know who it is yet…they’re trying to find someone in a field,” Strelow said. “We don’t know if it’s an ejection or someone running.”
A Kenosha County Sheriff’s K9 unit was summoned and a Mount Pleasant Police drone was also deployed to the scene looking for the driver. According to Strelow, the suspect vehicle, a white sedan, had been stolen.
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