Milwaukee teen dies after crashing during police chase

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a teenage driver has died after crashing during a police chase early Thursday.

Police say around 2 a.m. they were trying to stop a stolen vehicle that was involved in an armed robbery. Officers activated their lights and sirens, but the 17-year-old driver refused to pull over and led police on a chase.

The Milwaukee boy who was driving crashed into a pole and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. A 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl who were in the car were taken into custody and treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and charges will be referred to prosecutors in coming days.