Officials ID men killed in crash

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Authorities identified 2 men killed successful a clang adjacent 60th and Hampton connected Sunday, Aug. 8. 

Officials accidental Jerrold Wellinger and Devante Gaines -- some 22 years aged -- were killed aft they were struck by a conveyance progressive successful a thoroughfare race. 

"My member isn't present anymore, my member can't grin astatine maine nary more, nary of that nary more," Kassie Gaspardo said. She is Wellinger's sister.

"We're similar successful denial, you know, he's going to telephone us, he's going to prime up the phone, that's not him and the adjacent infinitesimal we person to travel to the world that he's not coming back," C'Pencer Jeffery said. She is Gaines' cousin. 

Milwaukee constabulary accidental 2 cars were velocity racing down Hampton Avenue. One of those cars slammed into Wellinger's bluish car.

"I didn’t privation to believe, I conscionable wanted to judge it was idiosyncratic else, that they had the incorrect bluish car," Julie Wellinger said. She is Wellinger's mom. 

Wellinger's sisters accidental they are devastated by the ongoing reckless driving successful the city.

"The radical are getting distant with sidesplitting radical due to the fact that it was velocity racing. No, it's not a happening successful Milwaukee, not connected 60th and Hampton," Kassie said. 

Gaines was the the oldest of his siblings, his relative says the household feels betrayed.

"I consciousness similar they stole from us, a beingness that should person ne'er been taken," Jeffery said.

The families accidental Gaines and Wellinger had large dreams. The 2 conscionable came location from situation earlier this twelvemonth looking for a caller beginning.

"When helium came retired of prison, his full mindset was to instrumentality attraction of his ma and that's each helium wanted to bash was beryllium successful," Jeffery said. 

There's a agelong and acheronian roadworthy up for these grieving families, but determination is simply a airy astatine the end.

"I cognize the radical driving that car is going down for my brother's execution and Vante's execution and I americium not going to halt until that happens," Kassie said.

The politician says wealth has been acceptable speech to woody with reckless driving. He wants the assembly to enactment connected it.

The operator of the racing conveyance that deed them, a 37-year-old Milwaukee man, sustained superior but non-life threatening injuries successful the crash. He was transported to a section infirmary and aboriginal arrested.

The different racing conveyance deed a parked car and different vehicle. The driver, a 30-year-old Milwaukee man, was besides arrested.

Criminal charges are being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.

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