Two dead after overnight accident in downtown Racine

rapd 1On June 21, 2015 at 1:37am, officers responded to the 100 block of Main St. in reference to a two vehicle accident with multiple injuries.

Through initial investigation it is determined that one vehicle was traveling north on Main St. in the 100 block when it was struck by another vehicle traveling southbound on Main St. The driver of the southbound vehicle fled the scene on foot and was quickly apprehended by a security officer from Metro Security and Public Safety.

The northbound vehicle had three occupants. All three occupants were transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital where two expired. The third occupant of that vehicle was transferred to Froedtert hospital.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was taken into custody and transported to Wheaton Franciscan for injuries. The passenger in that vehicle was also being treated for injuries.

Racine Police Department Traffic Unit, Major Crimes evidence technicians, and State Patrol, have been activated and are conducting the investigation at this time.

Racine Police traffic investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this incident. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit at 262-635-7816.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.