Suspect accused of hitting, killing 61-year-old man with his van now in custody
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police said Thursday, March 26th the suspect responsible for a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred early Wednesday morning has been taken into custody.
The striking driver is a 36-year-old Milwaukee man. We’re told he was arrested Wednesday in the 6900 block of N. 37th Street. The striking vehicle was also located at that location.
Charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
A 61-year-old Milwaukee man was killed in the hit-and-run that happened near N. 91st St. and Fond du Lac Ave. around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the man was walking westbound across N. 91st Street when a vehicle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed hit the victim. The vehicle, an older model blue minivan, stopped for a brief time but then fled from the scene.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cheryl Lightholder says the victim was Aden Durow, an employee at Milwaukee’s James Wright Goodwill facility.
“It’s been very traumatic. There’s a lot of grief. He was a very kind man. He was a very hard worker. He was — he had a good sense of humor, and he was well-respected. He had gotten off the bus. He was on his way to work. He starts at 6:00,” Lightholder, Goodwill Manager of Communications said.