“People are reckless:” Man struck & killed at 5th & North Ave; police search for vehicle

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MILWAUKEE -- One of the most heartless acts he's ever seen. Those are the words from a man who witnessed a fatal hit-and-run at 5th and North Avenue in Milwaukee early Sunday, October 11th.

Police say the description of the suspect's vehicle is a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Maxima similar to the one in the picture just below.

Nissan-Maxima-Pic

From his front porch, Carl Lee has seen many car crashes in the busy intersection.

Carl Lee

Carl Lee

"People are reckless and they speed. The pole has been knocked down on each corner here," said Lee.

But what Lee saw Sunday morning, is something he now wishes he could forget.

"There was a body laying over there. Police told me that his face -- he was unrecognizable. They say he had to go take fingerprints," said Lee.

Milwaukee police say the 39-year-old man was struck and killed just before 4 a.m. on Sunday. Investigators say a white vehicle hit the man on North and kept going -- heading north on N. 5th Street.

5th and North

5th and North

Pedestrians like Rick Nelson say the intersection is dangerous at all hours with traffic and no easy way to cross.

Investigators believe the suspect's vehicle will have front-end damage.

"I think he got hit over by the laundromat and he drug him all the way over to the second tavern over there," said Lee.

Back on his porch, all Lee can do now is pray for the victim, and for justice.

"It was a shame. It hurts," said Lee.

Prior to the crash, police say the victim may have been involved in some sort of altercation. It is unclear if they knew the driver.

5th and North

5th and North

Milwaukee police are urging anyone with information about the crash should call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

8 comments

  • A yooper

    I drive occasionally up 76th. St. from Tosa. I have witnessed countless people completely blow red lights. Red long before entering the intersection. scares the tar out of me! Also people crossing mid-block walking out in front of me. Some of the suburbs have crosswalks with pedestrian right of way. I have had people completely walk out without even looking. I drive a truck. I know that they have the right of way,but I didn’t get to this age by being stupid.

  • Dominique Davidson

    I care. My family cares. That was my cousin who got hit and died!! So you need to watch what you say!!

  • Jane

    It is a tragedy about the guy being hit n run by the motorist whom left my nephew laying there dying helpless alone…..how heartless ppl can be. I hope to God that this person is caught and that he gets the maximum sentence that can be given in this situation..the. person deserve s to suffer and be put behind bars for a long long time. Given plenty of time to relive what he done to Tay. He didn’t deserve to be left to die like that. How ignorant and whew lost for words at this point. Please if anyone knows anything please do the right thing…..turn him into the authorities….he shouldn’t beable to be free n unknown. For his crime.. he took a young mans life horrifically and the family is suffering. My heart goes out to you jory and the family……do ty he right thing for Tay he’s not here to defend himself. Up His life is in gods hands now…….R.I.P. Tay .

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