3 Chicago Women Killed in Milwaukee Uber Traffic Collision

Authorities say three women from Chicago were killed when a vehicle ran a red light and slammed their Uber ride in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office released a statement Monday identifying the victims as 32-year-old Amy Taylor, 30-year-old Ashley Sawatzke and 35-year-old Lindsey Cohen. Autopsies are expected Monday.

Police say someone behind the wheel of a Lexus R350 ran through a red light going southbound, striking the Ford Fusion early Sunday morning. Two men in the Lexus fled on foot after the crash, according to police.

The owner of the Ford Fusion was on-duty as an Uber driver and transporting the three women at the time. The 41-year-old driver was taken to a hospital with what police described as non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released the Uber driver's name.

"We are devastated to hear of this tragic accident and extend our deepest thoughts to all those grieving for the loss of their loved ones," Uber spokesperson Kayla Whaling told NBC 5 affiliate TMJ4. "We will support the police investigation in every way we can and hope the person responsible comes forward."

Milwaukee police say a motorist who fled after causing the car crash has surrendered to authorities.

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