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Posted on: July 16, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash while fleeing deputy

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On July 16th, 2020 at about 7:15 AM a deputy from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Highway E after a vehicle almost struck his squad car. The operator was verbally identified by the deputy and upon reapproaching the suspect vehicle the operator fled westbound on Highway E and crashed into a semi that was traveling southbound on Green Bay Road in the intersection.

Initial reports indicated that there was heavy damage to the suspect vehicle, a 2001 Ford Explorer. The operator of the Ford Explorer and the sole occupant died at the scene. A third vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, was also struck by debris from the crash. The scene is still active. Wisconsin State Patrol was requested by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and responded to investigate the accident.

The operator of the semi and Jeep were not injured in the accident. The name of the deceased suspect is being withheld as this is still an open investigation. More information to follow.

1 p.m. July 16, 2020, UPDATE:

Upon further investigation, the operator of the Ford Explorer was identified as a 27-year-old male out of Milwaukee who was on parole. In the debris field at the crash site, officers located a 9mm handgun, crack cocaine, and marijuana along with a substantial amount of cash in the suspect’s possession. The identity of the suspect is being withheld at this time pending notification of family.

12:45 p.m. July 27, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased suspect has been identified as 27-year-old Jeffrey J. Rimmer Jr., a resident of Milwaukee, WI.

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