Fatal hit-and-run on Madison’s near east side
Citizen witnesses reported the victim was struck while crossing the street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and violating the red signal. The vehicle then fled the scene.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison police are investigating a hit-and-run on Madison’s near east side that leaves one person dead.
Officers responded to the car versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of Aberg Ave. and Shopko Dr. just before 9 p.m. Saturday.
Citizen witnesses reported the victim was hit while crossing the street by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and violating the red signal, according to MPD.
The vehicle then fled the scene.
Officers attempted life-saving measures, but the victim’s injuries were fatal.
Investigating officers, thanks to citizen witnesses, were able to recover the suspect’s vehicle in the 700 block of Jacobson Ave.
The registered owner of the vehicle has been arrested, now facing charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and hit and run involving death.
This is a developing story.
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