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Fatal hit-and-run: 29-year-old man in custody after pedestrian struck on I-94

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MILWAUKEE — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man has been taken into custody after a pedestrian was struck and killed on I-94 on Monday night, October 19th.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials say it happened just before 10:00 p.m. on I-94 near 20th Street.

Callers to the Sheriff’s Office told officials about a pedestrian wearing black clothing walking on the freeway near the Marquette Interchange, westbound on I-94.  The pedestrian was observed being struck by a white SUV.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, video showed the driver of the SUV stop, look in the area where the pedestrian had landed from the impact, pick up debris that came off his vehicle and exit I-94 at 25th Street.

Milwaukee Police Department officers received the teletype of the hit-and-run vehicle description, and had seen a vehicle matching the description at a gas station.  The vehicle was found abandoned at 35th and State Street.

MPD officers located the driver, a 29-year-old  Milwaukee man, a few blocks away, with the keys to the SUV in his pocket.  The man was arrested for operating while suspended causing death, and hit-and-run causing death.  The two felony charges carry a maximum total of 31 years in prison.

The 30-year-old pedestrian died at the scene.  On Monday, October 26th, officials announced the victim is identified as 30-year-old Leonard McCoy of Milwaukee.


  • William Kiewit

    I read two story’s this morning with either poor grammar or missing facts. The story about the pedestrian killed on the freeway in one line says “we are not sure of the pedestrians condition”, the next line says that the accident was a fatality. Don’t you people read the articles before you put them on the web?

    • Alex

      William, it’s quite true that on-line news sources often lack good editing and have frequent errors in grammar that might otherwise be corrected. However, you yourself apparently didn’t bother proofreading your own comment criticizing the story, or else you just plain don’t know that the plural of “STORY” is “stories”, and not “story’s”. You might want to make sure your usage is perfect when finding fault with that of others.

    • Priscilla

      Most stories on this site have grammar and spelling errors-very sad as these are supposed to be professionals!

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