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News UPDATE: Delivery driver faces charges for fatal pedestrian crash in NW Milwaukee

by | Apr 7, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — A 27-year-old man faces charges after a pedestrian crash last Thursday, March 30, that fatally injured a female pedestrian in northwest Milwaukee, reports CBS58.

According to Milwaukee Police, officers responded to the scene near North 88th Street and West Capitol Avenue shortly after the incident, which occurred at about 9:30 p.m.

A criminal complaint indicates that despite having a suspended driver’s license, the suspect was operating a gray Chevrolet Malibu while working as a DoorDash delivery driver. While traveling eastbound on West Capitol Drive, the vehicle struck the victim, a 35-year-old woman, who was crossing the street.

Officials said the victim suffered several blunt force injuries that included “skull fractures, abrasions, contusions and cerebral contusions,” which are consistent with a pedestrian crash. She was later pronounced deceased at Froedtert Hospital.

The suspect faces charges of “knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license” and “causing the death of a pedestrian.” If convicted, he may face as many as six years in prison, as well as a $10,000 fine.

On Wednesday, April 5, a $2,000 bond was established. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 11.

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