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Police still looking for suspects after 58-year-old Milwaukee woman dies in hit-and-run crash

Posted at 7:53 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 20:53:47-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Police are still looking for the people responsible for a hit-and-run crash last week.

The accident happened near the intersection of Congress and Sherman around 3:30 p.m. 58-year-old Jacqueline Lewis was the passenger in the vehicle. She was hospitalized for several days before she died over the weekend.

Now, many questions remain for Lewis' family as the suspect remains on the run.

"She meant everything to me. Everything," said Lewis' daughter Sylvia Wise.

Wise said she hopes no one else will have to go through what she went through after losing her mother. Lewis was a mother of four, as well as a grandmother and great-grandmother.

“Within ten minutes of me being there, they had to rush in the room and try to revive her," Wise said.

Those ten minutes would be the only time she'd have to say goodbye.

Police said the car Lewis was in was turning off Sherman Blvd onto Congress when the accident happened. Officials expect the car's driver to be okay.

“She was a good lady. She never did anything to deserve to die like that and the people that hit her ran," Wise said.

Milwaukee Police told TMJ4 News they've given 210 reckless driving citations so far this year. The number is up 53 percent from the 138 on this day in 2019.

There's been 29 reckless driving arrests to date in 2020. Last year on this date there were 15.

Wise said she is hoping for strict punishment for reckless drivers throughout the state.

“What I’m looking for are stiffer penalties for people that are out here without licenses and driving recklessly," she said.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Lewis' burial. You can see that link here.

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