MILWAUKEE — A 42-year-old woman was killed Tuesday night after she was hit by two different vehicles, one of which fled the scene after the collision. The Medical Examiner's Demographics Report identified her as Nikki Houghton.
Milwaukee Police issued an alert to find an SUV involved in the deadly hit and run.
Police described the vehicle as a red 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee with damage to the front bumper. It was missing one fog lamp and last seen traveling north on 35th Street towards West Wells.
According to police, the hit and run happened near North 35th Street and West Wells Street just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. The victim was identified as 42-year-old Nikki Houghton. People in the neighborhood knew her as "KK."
"She was very sweet. She ain't cause nobody no problems," said Tasha D., a friend from the neighborhood.
"She was a nice person," said James Ramm, another friend in the area.
In the report from the medical examiner's office, investigators said before the incident Houghton was shopping at Walgreens with her boyfriend, who then left her to walk home. Houghton crossed 35th Street at a diagonal when she was hit by a red SUV. Police say the driver took off. Shortly after, a driver in a Honda Civic hit her while she was still on the ground, that driver stayed. Houghton died at the scene less than half a mile from home.
"People just don't care," Ramm said.
"She didn't deserve to die like this, and whoever did it just turn yourself in," said Tasha.
Investigators noted the scene was lit up by street lights when Houghton was hit. There was salt on the street, but it was still wet.
As police continue their search, people who knew Houghton pleaded for the driver to come forward.
"If the driver is out there, if he's got any compassion for human beings he should come forward because a woman got killed," Ramm said.
Houghton's sister said she loved to enjoy life and was very happy.
If you have any information call police. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously at (414) 224-TIPS.