1 dead, 9 injured after vehicle crashes into MCTS bus

NOW: 1 dead, 9 injured after vehicle crashes into MCTS bus

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One person is dead and nine are injured after a vehicle crashed into a Milwaukee County Transit System bus on Saturday, April 20.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. near 35th and Wisconsin. According to Milwaukee Police, the driver of the car, a 29-year-old, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. A passenger of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger of the vehicle, a 33-year-old, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

According to MPD, the driver of the bus did not report any injuries. The bus was occupied by seven passengers and two sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Five passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

"It's bad news to hear. I feel for the ones that died, and I feel for their families and stuff because no one wants to lose someone that means something to them, espcially if it was because of something that could've been avoided," bus rider Darrell Elijah Greer said about the fatal crashes.

"[Drivers] need to stop and just listen and understand that it might come to your house, you know? So, correct yourself if you see the wrong that you're doing."

This is the second crash involving an MCTS bus this week. On Thursday, April 18, there was a fatal bus crash near 35th and Capitol. 

On Sunday, April 21, MCTS released the following statement: "Enough is enough. Reckless driving is an epidemic. And we must keep working to end traffic violence, ensure our neighborhoods are peaceful, and save lives."

The 29-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken into custody. Charges are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or use the P3 Tips.

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