“You took a daughter:” Mother mourns after her daughter was killed by hit-and-run driver

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MILWAUKEE -- We're learning more about a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed 22-year-old Tyann Bunch of Milwaukee late Tuesday, August 16th.

Tasha Bunch

Tasha Bunch

"You took a daughter. You took a sister. You took a aunt," said Tasha Bunch, Tyann's mother. "I haven't been asleep. I been up since last night."

Tasha Bunch does not know to whom she is speaking. But she is absolutely certain what she wants them to do.

"Just thinkin', hopin', prayin' that you guys will turn yourself in," Bunch said.

On Wednesday, Tasha Bunch mourned the death of her daughter. Tyann Bunch was struck and killed by a vehicle around 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of 23rd and Fond du Lac.

23rd & Fond du Lac, Milwaukee

23rd & Fond du Lac, Milwaukee

"She wanted to hurry up and cross the street. But her girlfriend stated that she seen a car comin' and she told her that that wasn't a good idea. And she told her that she 'got this' -- that they could cross the street, and my daughter ended up gettin' struck," Tasha Bunch said.

Investigators say the striking vehicle drove about a block away from the scene where at least one man ran away.

Kevin Thomas described the dangers plaguing pedestrians in this area.

Tyann Bunch

Tyann Bunch

"It's like a strip, a drag strip, you know, for auto racers," Thomas said. "They get side-by-side on this particular strip and then they just speed down here -- with no regards of traffic, life or anything."

Meanwhile, a mother mourns.

"She be tellin' me she love me, she appreciate me, I got her back," said Tasha Bunch. "She just sent me a, a little post on Facebook, saying she don't know what to do, if she lost her mom. That was on the tenth."

Police say the suspect vehicle, a 1999 Cadillac Deville, has extensive front-end damage including a shattered windshield. Neither the license plate nor the VIN number located on the car are listed to that vehicle. Investigators believe the car is stolen -- they are trying to determine when and where the theft may have occurred.


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