MILWAUKEE, WI — A 27-year-old man was charged in connection to a crash last Tuesday that killed a 39-year-old woman in Milwaukee’s Walnut Hill neighborhood, reports TMJ4.
The fatal incident took place at the corner of North 35th Street and West Lisbon Avenue. It was first reported by TMJ4 that same morning, May 3, at 7:26 a.m.
Surveillance video captured at the scene shows the suspect’s Chrysler’s heading northbound on 35th and running a red light. Moments later, the vehicle is seen colliding with a Nissan that was traveling on a green light. The impact of the crash causes both vehicles to spin out, and the Chrysler hits the female pedestrian, who had been standing at the intersection before the two-vehicle wreck.
The victim died from her injuries at the scene, confirmed first responders.
The driver of the second car, a 30-year-old woman, suffered injuries considered non-life-threatening. It was unclear whether she was taken to a hospital.
Authorities said the suspect, who admitted to being the driver of the Chrysler, has since been charged with “homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.”
Milwaukee Police also said they recovered ecstasy pills, a small amount of marijuana, as well as a pistol with additional magazines from the Chrysler.
The suspect is expected in court for a preliminary hearing on May 17.
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