Police searching for driver in deadly hit-and-run on Milwaukee's north side

Posted: 5:36 AM, Sep 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-22 22:30:22Z
Woman killed overnight in hit-and-run crash

MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee police are looking for the driver of a black Chevrolet Impala with possible front-end damage. 

Police suspect the driver of the vehicle is responsible for a deadly hit-and-run involving a 36-year-old female pedestrian. The crash happened early Friday just after 1 a.m. near the intersection of 28th and Lisbon. 

“Oh, there’s multiple speeders [who] run through the red light," said Debra Irish . 

"[They] just cruise right through [and] don’t stop at the stop signs. It’s awful," she also said. 

Irish said she didn’t know the woman killed in the crash and police have not yet released her name. Irish lives just a block away from where the hit-and-run happened, but all the crime in her neighborhood has her looking for other places to live. 

"I'm moving next month," Irish said. 

“There’s a lot of crime and violence in this area. I don’t recommend anyone living here," she also said. 

Police are now looking for driver and vehicle as they investigate this crime. They say this is the 48th fatal crash so far this year, 16 of those crashes have involved pedestrians.

“I’ve counted I think now six traffic accidents in seven days," said David Boucher. “We’re kind of falling, unfortunately, back to a little bit of that out of control-ness that makes a street feel that it’s futile [and] there’s nothing you can do.” 

Boucher owns Amaranth Bakery, a business that’s been in the area for 11 years. He said he’s working with local officials to improve the quality of life in the area because he fears if he doesn’t things will only get much worse. 

“I think the long-term answer is to have more people caring and get more people involved talking about the street and trying to come up with solutions," Boucher said. 

Police are actively trying to track down the driver and the car involved in this hit-and-run. They ask anyone with information to give them a call.