“It’s horrible:” Police still don’t have suspect after mother of 3 killed in November hit-and-run

Peggy Cetnarowski

Peggy Cetnarowski

WEST MILWAUKEE -- The West Milwaukee Police Department is again asking for anyone with any information on a deadly hit-and-run crash that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 to come forward.

44-year-old Peggy Cetnarowski was struck by a hit-and-run driver around 11:00 p.m. at the crosswalk of Beloit and Mitchell. The mother of three survived her injuries long enough to be treated at a hospital. But she was later pronounced brain-dead. Several of her organs have been donated.

The driver never stopped. And loved ones are demanding justice.

"She had just moved into a house right near that intersection. My hope is that somebody can identify the truck, or know who it maybe belongs to and can call in more tips to West Milwaukee police," Donna Tipton, Cetnarowski's sister said.

"There was another motorist that came along and saw the individual and came back around to check on her and then we got the 911 calls," West Milwaukee Police Chief Dennis Nasci said.

Mother of 3 struck by hit-and-run driver

According to a CaringBridge.org page, Cetnarowski suffered a broken arm, cracked and broken ribs, a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.

Police said the family has offered a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Family members said Cetnarowski was a mother of three, and two of her children are teenagers with special needs.

Donna Tipton

Donna Tipton

"It's horrible," Tipton said. "Bottom line, her kids need closure. I mean, I'm her sister, and yeah, it would help me, but I want that closure for her children. If anybody knows anything, think about the kids. How can you help them? If this was your family, if these were your kids, would you want somebody to come forward and help them?"

Police do not have a solid description of the striking vehicle -- but said they are working this case vigorously.

If anyone has information regarding the owner and /or operator of the pick-up truck seen in the photographs, they are encouraged to contact the West Milwaukee Police Department at 414-645-2151.

Mother of 3 struck by hit-and-run driver

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