Officials ID victim of hit-and-run crash along WIS 165 in Pleasant Prairie, striking vehicle sought

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- Officials identified on Monday, Oct. 14 the individual struck and killed on State Highway 165 in Pleasant Prairie on Sunday evening as 58-year-old Jeffrey Lucas.

Along the rural stretch of road where this incident happened, Jeff Brown told FOX6 News that vehicles zip by at all hours of the day.

"Traffic is increasing so much," Brown said.

On Sunday evening, Oct. 13, sirens and emergency crews brought the traffic to a standstill near 104th Street and Sheridan Road.

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

"There are always people going in the ditch here," Brown said. "It's a really deep ditch. I was kind of hoping it wasn't anything serious. It doesn't take three hours to get someone out of a ditch."

Officials said Lucas was struck by a vehicle -- and died at the scene.

After hearing from witnesses and examining pieces of the striking vehicle left behind, police said the striking vehicle was likely a 2011-2014 Dodge Avenger -- with damage to the front passenger side, with the hubcap or wheel cover missing on that side, too. Investigators believe there was damage to the windshield and front passenger "A" pillar near the windshield. The offending vehicle may have previously had a black vehicle bra accessory attached to the front of the vehicle. That bra may be missing or obviously damaged, police said.

Fatal hit-and-run in Pleasant Prairie

"They talk about widening the road," Brown said. "I wish they would go ahead and do that."

There are no sidewalks. Managers at a nearby mobile home community told FOX6 the victim was not a resident there.

"It's unfortunate to hear that somebody lost their life over there," Brown said.

FOX6 News spoke with the police chief in Pleasant Prairie. He indicated Monday detectives were not able to locate any surveillance video from the area where this incident happened, but they would continue to look.

In the meantime, anyone with information should contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 262-694-7353 or Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.

 

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