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Man turns himself in after hit-and-run involving children near Teutonia and Florist

Posted at 1:05 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 16:30:31-05

MILWAUKEE — UPDATE: Milwaukee Police say a 25-year-old man turned himself in to a local district station around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The striking vehicle has also been recovered. Criminal charges will be presented to the District Attorney's office in the coming days.

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For the second time in less than two weeks children have been the victims of a growing issue in Milwaukee, reckless driving. This time near Teutonia and Florist. Two kids were hit by a car and the driver took off.

On Tuesday, investigators spent the morning piecing together the moments that led to the hit-and-run.

Bystanders, like Alan Jones, wonder who'll be next.

“It could have been my kids or anybody else kids in the neighborhood, and it’s sad that this stuff is happening,” Jones said.

Jones works in transportation and sees it all the time: drivers not obeying the rules of the road.

“[There's] a lot of speeding, a lot of just jumping in front of cars. I see it every day,” he said.

In this latest incident, police confirm a car sped around a parked school bus and headed straight for a group of four children seriously injuring a 4 and 6-year-old.

“To me it’s not reckless driving, it’s reckless living. It’s more than just people out here driving crazy, we’re just seeing the result of the break down of the family,” Jason Farr said.

Farr, a father himself, said it’s even harder to believe this hit-and-run happened on the same day two little girls were laid to rest after being killed in a similar incident less than two weeks ago.

Police are actively searching for the driver responsible and the car. The car they're looking for is described as a red or burgundy Honda Civic or Accord with black wheels.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS (8477).