Man dies after crashing head-on into Milwaukee squad car

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a 27-year-old man has died in a head-on crash with a squad car.

Police say the man’s vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and collided with the marked Milwaukee Police Department squad car. The Milwaukee man had to be extricated from his vehicle and died of his injuries.

A 25-year-old Milwaukee woman who was his passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The squad car was driven by a 54-year-old officer who also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. He is a 17-year veteran of the force.

The crash is under investigation.