MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police continue to search for the driver who struck and killed a 62-year-old man who was crossing the street near 35th and Mitchell Tuesday afternoon, April 18th. After the incident, nearby residents begged the suspect to turn themselves in.
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., right out in front of Greenfield School. It appears the man was struck just as he was crossing to leave or enter the building. Police said the man suffered severe injuries and died at the scene.
Outrage and anger filled the streets following the crash.
"Why do you have to leave the scene?" asked Gerardo Ramirez, who lives a block away from where the crash happened.
"It's just crazy on this side of town with these drivers," said Maurice McClendon, school bus driver.
McClendon said he warns students every day to pay attention to their surroundings and only to cross the street when it's safe.
"I tell my kids all the time, 'make sure you wait until I pull off because these drivers don't have any regard for your safety or theirs,'" said McClendon.
Police said the driver of the striking vehicle took off after the crash.
No one is in custody. Police said a vehicle believed to have been involved has been recovered -- and MPD was working to confirm that it is the striking vehicle.
Those who live and work in the area said they hope justice will soon be served before they become the next victim.
"That person who hit and killed this guy really needs to turn him or herself in. It's senseless," said McClendon.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to come forward.