1 dead, 5 taken to hospital after crash involving MCTS bus at 35th and Capitol

NOW: 1 dead, 5 taken to hospital after crash involving MCTS bus at 35th and Capitol

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a deadly car crash at the intersection of 35th and Capitol Drive. It happened Thursday, April 18, around 11:55 p.m. This is the second fatal crash on Capitol Drive in less than 24 hours. 

Police say a Ford with three people inside was traveling west on Capitol at a high rate of speed and ran a red light before crashing into a Milwaukee County Transit System bus that was traveling north on 35th Street.

Two passengers in the Ford vehicle, ages 27 and 28, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford died at the scene. Police have not identified that driver but two people creating a memorial at the crash site Friday morning told CBS 58 that his name was Brandon Turner and that he was 31 years old.  

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"My heart hurts for him...cause he is a very good person," said Terrianna Edwards. Edwards says Turner was her best friend and her daughter's godfather. "Everybody woke up to the devastating news, the Facebook lives, him being dead, we all just trying to process it," she said.

Officials say the 34-year-old driver of the bus, and two passengers, 31 and 45, were taken to a hospital for treatment. Two 59-year-old passengers were treated at the scene. Everyone on the bus is expected to be okay.

Neighbors told CBS 58 that crashes along Capitol are far too common. Another fatal crash happened just Thursday morning near Sherman and Capitol. 

"I think they should have a lot more cop cars clocking them (drivers) in...speed clocking them," said Diania Omar, who lives in the area.

Police say the investigation into the 35th Street crash is ongoing. 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 online service.

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