Marquette Dean, 1 Other Killed, By Suspected Drunk Drivers

Feb 12, 2020

A dean at Marquette University is one of two people struck and killed by suspected drunk drivers in separate crashes on Milwaukee's near west side, officials said Wednesday.

Joe Daniels, a business school dean at Marquette University, was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver on Tuesday.
Credit Courtesy of Marquette University

Marquette University officials identified one of the victims as Joe Daniels, 60, a business school dean and a faculty member since 1992.

He was crossing a main street on campus about 8 p.m. Tuesday when a 20-year-old female driver struck him, according to police. The woman was arrested.

About 90 minutes earlier, a 37-year-old Milwaukee man standing on a median of an intersection was struck by a vehicle that was going in reverse, the Journal Sentinel reported.

The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 47-year-old driver was also arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

Autopsies are expected to be done Wednesday, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.