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Bicyclist killed in hit and run crash near 20th and Grant in Milwaukee

The suspect vehicle is a 2002-2007 blue four-door Jeep Liberty
20th and grant hit and run
Posted at 2:52 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-28 14:17:45-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police say a bicyclist was killed during a hit-and-run crash Friday near 20th and Grant.

According to police, the suspect car, a 2002-2007 blue four-door Jeep Liberty, was traveling north on 20th around 11:30 a.m. when it hit a bicyclist at the intersection of 20th and Grant.

The victim is 41-year-old Miguel Serrano Santiago. He was pronounced dead on the scene after first responders tried life-saving measures.

Following the crash, police say the Jeep continued north on 20th then east on Becher.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office's investigation report confirmed the victim's name on Monday.

No witnesses have been identified, the ME stated, and it is believed the suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on 20th and the cyclist was traveling westbound on Grant.

The ME's report states it is unclear if alcohol or speed played a role in the crash.

Robert says he was standing outside his apartment at that intersection when he witnessed the incident.

"I tried to yell at him, hey, a car! I yelled it twice, and it was just too late," Robert said. "There was no braking because he was too close to the corner and the blue Jeep was going about 40 and they collided."

Robert did not want to share his last name or show his face on camera.

He is traumatized by what he says he saw.

"I have to be okay because, you know, I'm still here, he's not," Robert said.

Robert's roommates said they came running down and called 911. 

"I was talking to him, can you hear me? Can you hear me? He wasn't responding," said Tay Simmons. 

"There's nothing you can say to a grieving family at this moment besides I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope that you can heal from this loss," Robert said. "We don't know who the man was, how many kids he had, if he had kids, if he was a provider for his family. It just looks like he was coming back from getting some nice dress slacks. I remember gray dress slacks and a nice shirt."

The suspect car was captured on surveillance video. Below is an actual photograph of the vehicle police believe is involved in the hit and run:

20th and grant hit and run

Police are continuing to seek the striking vehicle and an unknown suspect.

Police say the Jeep could have damage to the front end and possibly the windshield.

Robert doesn't want anyone else to go through what he says he saw, and he wants the intersection to be a four-way stop. 

"I think a stop sign here would make the most sense because like I said there's four blind spots on this corner," Robert said. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App.

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