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72-year-old pedestrian killed following 2-car crash at 20th and Burleigh

Posted at 5:41 AM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 12:24:22-04

MILWAUKEE — A 72-year-old Milwaukee man died after being struck by a vehicle at 20th and Burleigh Saturday afternoon, police say.

Milwaukee police said in a statement the pedestrian was standing at the corner of the intersection just after 1 p.m. A vehicle blew through a red light and was hit by another vehicle. The impact caused that first vehicle to hit the 72 year old.

The man, suffering from serious injuries, was brought to the hospital, where he later died, police said.

MPD described the investigation as "ongoing."

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Gerald Newton of Milwaukee.

The ME's investigative narrative report states the vehicle hit the victim at a bus stop. Police towed the car from the scene.

The report continues that the offending driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when they blew the red light.

The drivers of both vehicles stayed at the scene of the crash until first responders and law enforcement arrived.

Correction: This crash happened on Saturday, April 30, not on Sunday.

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