Reckless driving crash kills 14-year-old in Cudahy, 17-year-old driver arrested for OWI

Updated: 1:49 p.m. on May 22, 2023

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 14-year-old girl killed in a crash in Cudahy as Zamari Spadaro. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

Published: 4:33 p.m. on May 21, 2023

CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating a fatal car crash that happened on I-794 southbound at S. Pennsylvania Avenue at around 2:07 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.

First reports say at about 2 a.m., the St. Francis Police Department (SFPD) reported to Cudahy Police that SFPD had clocked a car speeding in excess of 110 miles per hour on I-794, southbound.

At around 2:07 a.m., Milwaukee County 911-Dispatch reported to MCSO that they had received a call that a single car had rolled over and crashed in the curve on southbound I-794, due west of Pennsylvania Avenue and that a passenger from the car was trapped underneath it.

Within moments, an MCSO deputy arrived on the scene and saw that a Chevrolet sedan, that had contained four people, had flipped and landed down the embankment.

The car's driver, a 17-year-old girl, was attempting CPR on a 14-year-old girl in the back seat, who had been ejected from the car and was unconscious.

Several good Samaritans were also there and trying to help.

The remaining passengers were conscious and breathing and had pulled the younger, unconscious girl from under the car before deputies arrived.

Soon after, the Cudahy Fire Department rescue units arrived and continued life-saving efforts. A full freeway closure was then started, redirecting traffic off of the freeway at Layton Ave.

At 2:42 a.m., the 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead. The other two passengers were taken to a local hospital for possible minor injuries. The driver was taken from the crash scene, and during further investigation, was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated/Drugs. Additional charges are pending.

This incident remains under investigation by MCSO.

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