Crash kills two, injures three in Wisconsin police chase

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Posted: Oct 07, 2015 11:49 AM

By Brendan O'Brien

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Two people were killed and three injured early Wednesday when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed while they were being chased by a sheriff's deputy in southern Wisconsin, police said.

The driver and front-seat passenger were killed and three passengers riding in the back were injured and taken to hospitals, the Watertown Police Department said in a statement.

Police have not released the identity of the driver or passengers or said why a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was pursuing the vehicle when it struck a tree in Watertown, Wisconsin, about 50 miles (80 km) west of Milwaukee.

The crash happened at about 2:15 a.m., police said.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien)