Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened around 7:50 a.m. on October 5 in the 7600 block of W. Appleton Avenue. Our preliminary investigation reveals a male suspect was driving a Pontiac Sunfire southbound on N. 76th Street when he disregarded a red light and struck the victim’s vehicle that was traveling westbound on W. Appleton Avenue. The victim, a 48-year-old woman, was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit and she was pronounced dead. The male driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled from the scene on foot and MPD continues to seek him. Our investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE (10/5/17 at 2:20 p.m.): Milwaukee Police have arrested the suspect in this incident, a 19-year old Milwaukee man. The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.