Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run crash pleads not guilty
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 47-year-old Carolyn Alcala, the woman charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred near 9th and Greenfield, pleaded not guilty in court on Friday, November 8th.
Alcala faces one count of hit and run resulting in death.
The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, October 26th.
The victim, a 45-year-old homeless man who has been identified as Anthony Judd, was walking on south on 9th St. when he was struck by a Cadillac Escalade that was heading west on Greenfield Ave.
A Medical Examiner determined Judd died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries throughout his body.
Alcala turned herself in later on Saturday night.
A criminal complaint in the case says Alcala appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants when she turned herself in.
The complaint says Alcala told officials she had been drinking at a bar on 7th and Orchard, and had consumed about four drinks before driving herself home.
The complaint says while driving near 9th and Greenfield, Alcala heard a bump to her vehicle and then stopped her vehicle, made a U-turn and saw a shoe in the road. She then panicked and drove home without stopping — according to the complaint.
When she got home, the complaint says Alcala told her daughter she believed she had hit someone, and her daughter advised her to turn herself in.
If convicted, Alcala faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000. She is due back in court on November 19th.