SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, WI — A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection to a fatal pedestrian crash last Sunday following the Sheboygan Holiday Parade in downtown Sheboygan, reports TMJ4.
The incident occurred at the intersection of North 9th Street and New York Avenue on November 27, shortly before 6:20 p.m.
According authorities, a witness had initially stopped in their vehicle at the intersection and signaled for a male pedestrian to cross the road using a marked crosswalk. Another car emerged and did not appear to be stopping. The witness honked their horn in an attempt to alert the other driver, but that other driver continued and hit the pedestrian. The driver of the striking vehicle was then seen accelerating away from the scene.
Sheboygan Police said officers arrived to find a 69-year-old man suffering from major head trauma. The victim was rushed to a local hospital and then airlifted to Theda Clark in critical condition. Officials confirmed he died from his injuries early the next morning at 2:44 a.m.
Hours later, authorities were able to locate the fleeing vehicle and apprehend its driver, who admitted to leaving the scene.
As of this writing, the driver “faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $100,000 fine” if convicted. He made his first appearance in Sheboygan County court last Thursday, December 1.
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