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