More details in high-speed chase that led to crash

CREATED May 8, 2013

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WEST ALLIS - It was a horrific crash, with an SUV missing several homes, and neighbors said they found glass and debris on their rooftops.

Looking at the wreckage, it's amazing the driver survived.

"We are very fortunate he didn't strike someone else, and didn't have greater injuries to other people," said West Allis Police Chief Charles Padgett.

In the vide, you can see what happened just before the crash. Reaching speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour, a West Allis police officer tried to catch up to Alejandro Lefrenier last week.

Another man had flagged police down, claiming Lefrenier had threatened to shoot him in the head, and that Lefrenier was following him.

The officer followed Lefrenier for several blocks before he plowed over a hydrant, a couple of trees, and flipped the vehicle onto a lawn.

The West Allis Police Department is reviewing the incident to see if more training needs to be done.

The district attorney has decided not to charge Lafrenier for the chase, but he does face a municipal charge of first-offense OWI.

Lacey Crisp contributed to this report.