Theft suspect hit and killed on 36th and Wisconsin

Speed and alcohol a factor
Posted at 6:32 AM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 10:07:46-05

A suspected thief was hit and killed by a car early Friday morning near the corner of 36th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Police said the 45-year-old man was hit and killed after he ran out onto the street with recycle bins over his head, which he allegedly stole from a nearby Walgreens at around 3 a.m.

The driver, a 26-year-old woman, stayed on the scene after hitting the man. Alcohol was found in her car and she admitted to drinking. She had also been driving on a suspended license. 

Police said speed was also a factor in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing, and we’ll update this story when we have new information.



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