MILWAUKEE — Two men were remembered Wednesday night after they were both hit and killed by drivers in Milwaukee Tuesday night.
37-year-old Nathan Garski was hit and killed when a man backed over him with an SUV near 25th and Clybourn around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 60-year-old Joseph Daniels was hit and killed while crossing the street at 10th and Wisconsin shortly after 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Daniels was the Dean of the Marquette Business Administration School. Students on campus, as well as faculty members, remembered him at a prayer service.
Marquette senior Jimmy Carlton said. "it's too bad that we lost him so early because I think his best work was probably ahead."
Daniels had recently been named dean and had survived stage 4 lymphoma.
Garski had a legion of friends and was well known throughout the city. Garski was panhandling on a freeway offramp when he was killed.
Friend Eva Welch says "he was more than just a panhandler, he was a good guy." Garski spent 16 years on the streets, but 2 years ago had found a home according to Welch who met him through the Street Angels Outreach program.
Both drivers remained on the scene of the crashes. A 47-year-old man was arrested in Garski’s death, awaiting charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle. Official reports say several cans of beer were found in the vehicle.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested for Daniels' death. She is also awaiting charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle. In her case, authorities say drugs, not alcohol are likely a factor.