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Woman killed in hit-and-run near 60th and Fond Du Lac, police seek suspect

A 36-year-old woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries
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Posted at 7:06 AM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-11 22:19:17-04

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run that happened early Saturday morning.

The crash happened near 60th and Fond Du Lac around 1:40 a.m. According to police, a 36-year-old woman was hit by a car traveling east on W. Fond Du Lac.

The vehicle did not stop. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Family later identified the victim as Tasha Davis.

"She was a wonderful person. She did not deserve to die like an animal right here on this street," said Kim Bradley, a friend of the victim.

This incident is just the latest result of Milwaukee's notorious history of reckless driving. Etta Davis, the younger sister of the victim, says danger on the roads is an unfortunate part of the city.

"All you really can do is just pray every night and hope that your family members come home. This night mine didn’t."

Friends and family of Tasha Davis stood outside in the rain on Sunday to honor her life with a candlelight vigil. They are urging the driver who hit her to turn themselves in and for anyone else on the roads to be cautious.

"All I can say is we only got one life. You only get one. Wherever you’re going, slow down, take your time," said Bradley. "Where you’re trying to go is going to still be there, but you’re not guaranteed to still be here."

Milwaukee police said the investigation into this crash is ongoing. They are asking anyone with information to contact police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me to help with funeral costs.

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