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News UPDATE: MPD IDs vehicle linked to fatal pedestrian crash near Potawatomi Casino Hotel

by | Sep 27, 2023 | News

MILWAUKEE, WI — Authorities continue to seek the driver and vehicle responsible for a crash early Saturday near Potawatomi Casino Hotel that claimed the life of a 48-year-old pedestrian, reports TMJ4.

Milwaukee Police Department officials said in a recent statement that the incident occurred in the area of West Canal Street and the North 25th Street roundabout, at around 1:45 a.m.

An early investigation shows a woman was crossing the street on foot when she was struck and fatally injured by a vehicle. New details released by the department indicate that vehicle to be “an unknown 2018-2020 white SUV, possibly be a Kia Sportage.” Authorities said the vehicle then fled the area without stopping to render aid or call 911, leaving the woman with “extensive trauma.”

First responders pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office has since identified her as Heidi K. Schneider, a Milwaukee resident.

At this time, an investigation and search for the fleeing suspect remain under way. The MPD urges anyone with relevant information to call (414) 935-7360. Crime Stoppers can also be reached anonymously at (414) 224-TIPS, or via the P3 Tips App.

Our compassionate team of Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyers at Lindner Law, LLC is personally motivated in helping families like yours fight for maximum compensation after a painful event. If you or a loved one has been hit and injured by a negligent driver, we are prepared to support you in the legal process. Reach out today at 414-488-6870 or online to book a free, no-obligation consultation.