Oak Creek police: MPD officer, former partner of Officer Jerving, not expected to survive serious car crash
OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Oak Creek police confirm James "Jimmy" Nowak was seriously injured in a crash involving a semi-truck in Oak Creek Monday night, Dec. 3.
Police said he was in "grave condition" as of 6 p.m. Monday evening, and not expected to survive.
The 30-year-old Milwaukee police officer was off duty when the car he was driving crashed into the semi.
The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue, just south of College Avenue.
Officials said Nowak was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Froedtert Hospital. He was the only occupant of the car.
Nowak was partners with fallen MPD Officer Peter Jerving, who was killed in the line of duty in February during a chase on the city's south side.
Nowak remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation.
The driver of the semi and a passenger were not injured.
Anyone with information on the crash is urged to contact Oak Creek police.