Monday, January 03, 2005
Officer injured after woman driving SUV broadsides squad car
Officer Nick Krupa was running with his lights and sirens on when he came to the intersection of Cartwright and Meadow Creek. An SUV broadsided his cruiser, which then flipped and hit a vehicle in oncoming traffic.
The patrol car ended up on its roof, but Officer Krupa walked away from the crash. His fellow officers credit a seat belt with protecting Krupa.
Woman in SUV Reaches 110 MPH in High Speed Chase
It appears though, that the 24-year-old Random Lake woman who led police on the chase across three counties Wednesday would attempt to flee at any cost. Lara M. Strack was wanted in a string of check forgeries and told her mother that she would kill herself before she'd go to prison, her ex-husband says.
Authorities say Strack was being chased after trying to cash a stolen check at a Saukville bank on Wednesday. The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph, and some of the officers involved from a number of jurisdictions in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington counties said they knew nothing about her suspected crime, only that she was trying desperately to flee.
JS Online: High-speed, 3-county chase ends in fatal crash