Theft suspect hit and killed on 36th and Wisconsin
Speed and alcohol a factor
6:32 AM, Feb 17, 2017
9:07 AM, Feb 17, 2017
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - 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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