Family of hit-and-run victim seeks answers

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 20:05:15-04

MILWAUKEE -- The family of a woman hit and killed on her way home from work at 91st and Appleton returned to the intersection for the first time Wednesday.

Mary Wills' family visited the spot where a driver hit her, killing her, and then drove away. They weren't there to mourn, they were there to distribute fliers and talk with neighbors in an effort to find out what happened to her.

Wills' daughter, Teresa, said there are many terrible things about what happened to her mother.

"It's been hard not to be able to talk to my mom everyday," she said.

But what's worse, she said, is how her mother was taken.

"It's been even harder that no one came out," said Wills. Teresa Wills said her mother deserves better than silence, which is all the family's had about who hit and killed Mary Wills.

Wednesday, one car did stop for the family, who was holding up a picture of Mary Wills at the intersection where she was killed. This person brought them answers, clues to what might have happened Thursday night. It's a start, but doesn't answer all the questions the family has.

"How could somebody do that and how could someone hit some one and no even stay, not have the decency to stay?" asked Mary Wills' sister, Renee Alston.

"They know that they hit somebody and not just hit them where they survived, but hit them where they killed her," said Teresa Wills.

The family hopes their pleas will bring forward witnesses, or even the person who killed Wills and drove off.

"They go on about their life because we can't go on with our life," said Alston.