Mother of hit and run victim asks driver to come forward

"They took a piece of my heart"
Posted at 3:45 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 18:37:59-04

The mother of a young woman hit and killed by a car Tuesday night is pleading with the driver to turn themselves in.

Police say 22-year-old Tyann Bunch died after a car hit her while she crossed Fond du Lac Avenue on Oak Street at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tasha Bunch says her daughter was running errands and planned to go to a store near that intersection, but because it was destroyed in the weekend riots, her mother said Tyann decided to cross the street and go somewhere else.

"When I saw the location, I just had an instinct, I knew it was her," Tasha Bunch said.

She said she first learned about the accident on Facebook then she got a call from her daughter's girlfriend saying that Tyann had died.

"I haven't had no sleep at all," Bunch said. "Just been thinking about her, not receiving a phone call from her or anything like that."

According to police, Tyann Bunch was hit by a 1999 tan Cadillac Deville. Her girlfriend told authorities she was in the crosswalk at the time.

Police say the driver of the car ditched the vehicle a few blocks away.

"I just want them to turn themself in," Bunch said. "I want me and my family to be at peace."

Her mother says Tyann moved to Milwaukee from Chicago two years ago, and was working to get her life together.

She was the youngest of Tasha's children and very close to her family.

"I'm going to miss the phone calls from her," Bunch said. "She was always calling to check on me, she would tell me how much she loved me, how much she appreciate me and now they took that from me. They took that, they took my daughter, they took a piece of my heart."