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Pedestrian killed after being hit by several vehicles at 27th and Burleigh: Police

Posted at 9:55 PM, Oct 28, 2021

MILWAUKEE — A 37-year-old man is dead after he was hit by one vehicle while crossing the street and then run over by other vehicles Thursday evening, police say.

Milwaukee police say Kevin M. Johnson was struck around 8:13 p.m. at West Burleigh and North 27th Street. The first vehicle was traveling southbound on 27th and had a green light at the intersection when Johnson tried to cross the street.

Johnson was hit and then thrown into the northbound lane of 27th by the first vehicle. That's when he was hit and then run over by other vehicles, police said.

The driver of the first vehicle initially drove away, "fearing for her safety," but then returned to the scene, police said. According to the Milwaukee County Examiner's Office, the driver told officials she did not see Johnson crossing the road because it was dark outside and raining, and because he was wearing all dark clothing.

The vehicles that hit him afterwards did not remain on scene.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Milwaukee police have identified one of the vehicles that hit the victim and then drove away.

Police described the vehicle as a 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala, red in color. The vehicle did not have registration plates displayed. The vehicle should have significant damage to the front end. Below is a stock photo of the vehicle:


Anyone coming in contact with the vehicle should contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 414-935-7360.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-933-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.

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