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MPD: Man accused of killing DPW worker in hit-and-run crash in custody

Posted at 10:00 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 11:30:49-05

MILWAUKEE — A suspect is in custody nearly two weeks after the hit-and-run crash that killed a Department of Public Works employee,

Terron Clayborn, 30, has been charged with a count of hit and run resulting in death as well as operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Clayborn is accused of striking and killing Bryan Rodriguez near 17th and Vine while the DPW worker was filling potholes Feb. 8.

Police say he was taken into custody at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Even before Clayborn's official arrest, authorities had filed formal charges.

According to the complaint, after the crash Clayborn and his girlfriend ran from the scene. The girlfriend later contacted police from the hospital.

In the criminal complaint, the girlfriend said she tried to flag down other cars to help after the crash, but Clayborn was set on getting away. She tried to go to the hospital, but Clayborn reportedly stuck a small handgun in the girlfriend's side, demanding they go to his brother's house and then a hotel after they changed their clothes.

The criminal complaint notes Clayborn has 14 prior convictions for driving on a suspended license.

The suspect is facing a maximum penalty of 31 years behind bars if convicted of the deadly hit-and-run.