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Andrew Tyler: Milwaukee Police crossing guard injured in November hit-and-run crash has died

Posted at 2:03 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 23:03:19-05

The Milwaukee Police Department crossing guard who was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver last month has died.

Andrew Tyler, who was hurt in the November 10 hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side died from his injuries Thursday. MPD’s investigation is ongoing and at this time there are no new updates to share.   

“I was saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Tyler.  He was a dedicated employee of the Milwaukee Police Department who served the City and helped protect children on a daily basis," Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said in a statement.

"The Milwaukee Police Department is working diligently to solve this case and bring justice to Mr. Tyler’s family.”

The 71-year-old had both legs amputated in the immediate aftermath of the crash.

Tyler was walking to Kluge Elementary, where he works as a crossing guard when he was hit. Police said the driver was in a four-door LeSabre or Buick Park Avenue. 

Tyler's grandson begged anyone with information to come forward.

"To know that there's a man out there still lurking around Milwaukee and keeping our streets unsafe cause any man that would do something like this is a man that needs to be behind bars," said Alec Tyler, his grandson. 

If you have any information about the crash call police.  To remain anonymous call (414) 933-4444.

There is a GoFundMe page set up in Tyler's name to help him pay medical expenses.