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Marquette dean hit, killed by vehicle near 10th & Wisconsin

Posted at 9:22 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 14:12:18-05

MILWAUKEE — The person who was struck and killed by a vehicle near 10th and Wisconsin was a Marquette dean, according to the university.

Dr. Joe Daniels, Keyes Dean of Business Administration, was struck near Marquette University's campus Tuesday after 8 p.m. when a 20-year-old female drove through the intersection he was crossing at a high rate of speed.

Police say the woman had a valid green light signal when she drove through the intersection.

"That's really scary especially because this intersection right here is where a lot of students walk, and just having it so close to home makes me really nervous," said Mara McAndrews, a student who lives near Wisconsin and 10th.

"I mean the signs are there for a reason, but it's not the signs," said Chantel Parks, pedestrian. "It's the drivers."

Marquette University released this statement on the incident:

Dr. Daniels, who was 60-years-old, served Marquette University for over 30 years.

"He inspired students his entire career as a mentor and educator and made an indelible impact on the field of economics as a master scholar," said the university in an email to students. "He was instrumental in inspiring a new vision for the college, which we will carry forward in his memory."

All College of Business Administration classes are canceled Wednesday.

There will be a prayer service held on campus in the Chapel of the Holy Faith in the AMU at 2 p.m. to remember Dr. Daniels.

The 20-year-old woman stayed on the scene after the crash and was later arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

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