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Community remembers two men killed in separate crashes Tuesday night

Posted at 9:48 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 23:27:51-05

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.

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