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Pedestrian struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Racine

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 03, 2019

Racine, WI - An early morning stroll turned deadly when a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run crash. It happened Wednesday in Racine near Spring St. and Chicago St.

“To think that somebody died on this stretch of road is kind of insane to think about,” Kerrie Durand said.

Racine police were called to the area just after 3 a.m. for a report of a hit-and-run.

"Eventually it was going to happen because people just don’t pay attention around here,” Durand said.

Officers found a 45-year-old man lying in the road. First responders tried to save him, but couldn’t. The only description police have of the car is it’s an SUV.

Don Rees used to walk Spring St. almost daily.

"This place is so dangerous, Spring St. There’s no courtesy,” Rees said.

The intersection was closed for about five hours. Police are actively looking for the driver involved in this deadly crash and are asking anyone with information to call their investigations unit.