Man sentenced to 12 years in prison in crossing guard's hit-and-run death

Terrence Harris hit Andrew Tyler on Nov. 10
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 13:12:40-04

MILWAUKEE -- The man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run homicide of a Milwaukee crossing guard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and six years of extended supervision.

In April, a court found Terrence Harris guilty on charges of hit-and-run death and operating a vehicle on a revoked license.

Harris hit 71-year-old crossing guard, Andrew Tyler, on Nov. 10 near the corner of Carmen Avenue and 72nd Street. 

Tyler was on his way to work at Kluge Elementary when he was struck. He was in the hospital for weeks after the accident, undergoing amputation surgeries of both of his legs. He died on Dec. 7. 

Police arrested Harrison after Tyler's death on Dec. 21 in Lodi, California.

A sentencing hearing for Harrison will be held on June 5 at 8:15 a.m. The maximum sentence is 31 years in prison.