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Daughter of slain crossing guard asks man accused of killing DPW employee to turn himself in

Posted: 1:09 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 19:28:58Z
Vigil for DPW worker Bryan Rodriguez, shown with red motorcycle, Friday

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police are searching for the driver who allegedly hit and killed a city employee.

They’re trying to track down 30-year-old Terron Anthony Clayborn. He is accused of hitting Bryan Rodriguez on Feb. 8 while Rodriguez was filling potholes near 17th and Vine.

Clayborn allegedly crashed his car into a DPW truck, pinning Rodriguez. Clayborn and his girlfriend are accused of running from the scene — a scenario that’s all too familiar to Sharon Tyler, the daughter of Andrew Tyler, a crossing guard who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in 2017.

“It just brings me back to everything that happened with my dad and our family. So, it’s just like double the dosage just hitting home with everything we went through, so it’s like we’re kind of going through it with them as well,” Tyler said.

Tyler said she’s still grieving her father’s death, and she always questioned why the man who hit him never stopped to call for help.

“There is still a lot of pain there, and I do want to know what happened,” Tyler said.

The criminal complaint against Clayborn suggests his girlfriend tried to flag down other cars to help after the crash, but Clayborn was set on getting away. She later called police from the hospital.

“It just brings me back to everything that happened with my dad and our family." — Sharon Tyler, whose father was killed in a hit-and-run crash in 2017

Much like the man who killed Tyler’s father, Clayborn apparently was driving with a bad license. And although Tyler said forgiving isn’t easy — she believes it is necessary in order to heal. She wants Clayborn to turn himself in so the Rodriguez family can work toward healing.

“If you have any morals, any value of life itself, just turn yourself in. Do the right thing,” Tyler pleaded.