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Sylvester Kimble to spend 8 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run crash from Oct. 2017

Sylvester Kimble

MILWAUKEE — Sylvester Kimble was sentenced on Friday, Dec. 7 to eight years in prison plus another seven years of extended supervision in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 48-year-old woman at the intersection of 76th and Appleton on Oct. 5, 2017.

Kimble, 20, faced the following charges:

  1. Hit-and-run – resulting in death
  2. Knowingly operate motor vehicle while suspended – cause death

Sylvester Kimble

In a plea deal that unfolded last month, Kimble agreed to plead guilty to the hit-and-run charge in exchange for the second charge being dismissed and read into the court record.

Fatal hit-and-run crash near 76th and Appleton

According to the criminal complaint, the collision happened shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2017. A witness told police she saw a “blue Pontiac strike the passenger side of the silver Chevy after disregarding a red light at a high rate of speed.” That same witness told officers she saw the driver of the striking car exit his vehicle — and he “walked away from the crash southbound on N. 76th Street.”

Fatal hit-and-run crash near 76th and Appleton

Using the plate number on the Pontiac, officers learned the listed owner was Kimble. They located him at his address and arrested him.

Kimble could have faced up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

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