Second Child Dies As A Result Of Hit-And-Run Crash In Milwaukee, Suspect Charged
Updated on Nov. 1 at 5:01 p.m. CT
A second child has died as a result of a hit-and-run crash in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says 4-year-old A'Mea Gee was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Her 6-year-old sister, Lisa Gee, died at the scene of Thursday's crash on the city's north side.
Their 10-year-old cousin, Drevyze Rayford, was seriously injured.
Authorities say the three children were headed home from a playground when a car drove around other vehicles stopped at an intersection and struck them in a crosswalk.
Prosecutors say Daetwan C. Robinson, 19, was operating the vehicle that struck the children. According to the criminal complaint, he was charged with two counts of hit-and-run resulting in death, one count of hit-and-run resulting in great bodily harm, two counts of second degree reckless homicide, and one second degree reckless injury.
If Robinson's found guilty, he could face up to 125 years in prison and be fined up to $475,000.
Original story Oct. 25
A 6-year-old girl was killed and two other children were injured when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee Thursday.
Milwaukee Police say the children were hit in a crosswalk at the 2200 block of W. Center Street about 5:30 p.m. by a motorist who swerved around vehicles stopped at a red light. The driver caused a multi-vehicle crash after driving through the red light.
A 4-year-old girl was gravely wounded, and a 10-year-old boy was critically injured.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a news conference at the scene that the girls are sisters and that the three children were headed home from an elementary school playground.
In a release sent out Friday afternoon, Milwaukee Police said they recovered a vehicle and have persons of interest in custody.
The Milwaukee Police Department had been asking for help in identifying and locating the driver and vehicle involved. The car was described as a grey, 2007-2009 Saturn Aura with a damaged front end and tinted windows. An anonymous person had also offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the driver.
If you have any additional information about this incident, reach out to Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or anonymously at 414-224-TIPS.