Victim identified in fatal crash on city's northwest side

The victim's family is devastated
Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 18:18:55-05

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police have identified the woman killed in a car accident Saturday on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

Sixty-year-old Denice J. Fells was killed over the weekend when attempting to cross the street at 17th and Vilet Streets on her motor scooter.

“To say it was an accident, to me it’s not," said Joyce White, the victim's sister.

"It could have been avoided if these stupid people out here on the streets would stop driving through red lights," White continued.

Fells stopped in the median to wait for a red light, but the driver of a purple Chrysler Cirrus failed to do the same.

“Stop driving through these red lights," White said.

"They took something from us, they need to stiffen up these laws with these lights, that’s all I have to say," she continued.

The driver who blew through the red light was struck by a white utility van. The car then spun out of control hitting Fells, throwing her and her scooter across the street, killing ehr and leaving her family devastated.

“I know it was an accident, but that’s my sister," Monique Long said.

"I loved her, and I’m definitely going to miss her," Long continued.

Police confirm a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from Milwaukee, remain in custody and the investigation. The MPD plans to present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office in the coming days.  

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