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Caledonia Man Died in So. Milwaukee Crash

John Janick's vehicle hit a tree and started a nearby house on fire early Thursday morning.

John Janick, 40, of Caledonia died in a crash early Thursday morning in South Milwaukee, according to South Milwaukee police.

Police tried to stop Janick for speeding at 1:51 a.m. Thursday morning before the crash. Janick's vehicle was going 25 mph over the street's 25 mph speed limit, police said.

The officer lost sight of the speeding vehicle but found it crashed 11 blocks away. The officer was not actively pursuing the vehicle at the time of the crash, police said.

Janick’s vehicle hit a tree and started on fire, igniting a nearby house in the 700 block of Edgewood in South Milwaukee. No one in the home was injured.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

According to neighbors who spoke to Fox6, the street has had other crashes due to the sudden curve in the road.

Denise Lockwood December 15, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Julie, I'm sooo very sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you and Ryan. You are a wonderful human being. I hope you and your family can find peace and strength in this dark time in your life. Huge hugs girl...
YAMATO December 15, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Fleeing, possibly 4th offense OWI, crashes into house...could have killed innocents...really
Amy W. December 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Yes really... still a husband, a father, a son, a friend. Have some respect dirtbag
S. Holder December 23, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I've read a plethora of mr. opinions posts, seems John Taxthepoor aka dirtbag, has something to say about everything. I only knew Mr. Janick for a short time as my dispatcher at D.T.S. He was a likeable guy and very good at his job. His passing leaves a void regardless of the circumstance. R.I.P. sir.

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