1 man dead after hit-and-run on dangerous stretch of Fond du Lac

NOW: 1 man dead after hit-and-run on dangerous stretch of Fond du Lac

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 25-year-old Milwaukee man is dead after a hit-and-run near Fond du Lac and Armitage.

It happened Friday, May 26 around 11:50 p.m.

The Milwaukee Police Department has not yet released his identity.

People who live and work on that stretch of Fond du Lac say it's been dangerous long before this latest incident.

Several motorcycles started drag racing in the middle of one of our interviews, showing just how dangerous that stretch can be for people walking or biking.

Speeding, swerving, passing on the right are all common. At one point a car drove past with someone hanging out of their car.

Sirmilton Freeman told us he's seen a lot of reckless driving from his business on Fond du Lac near Armitage. "People weaving in and out of traffic, I see a lot of people fly, speed up and down Fond du Lac all the time."

The latest incident is a deadly hit-and-run.

Shortly before midnight Friday night, a west-bound car hit a 25-year-old man and took off. He died at the scene.

A liquor store across the street shared grainy security video of the aftermath.

That scene is just blocks away from Fond du Lac and 60th, where five people died in another crash two weeks ago.

The city of Milwaukee has installed traffic calming measures to prevent cars from swerving or passing on the right.

But just days ago Freeman saw another car crash into one of those barriers. "They barely touched it and hit it. He jumped the curb, luckily there was no oncoming traffic, because his car spun out of control."

He says they're making things more dangerous because people either don't see them or aren't used to them. "If you hit one of those, and the car jumps over, it won't do anything but hit it and tear up three or four other cars."

There are several businesses that have security cameras pointed at that stretch of Fond du Lac, but none of them were open Saturday evening.

MPD has not released any information about the vehicle that was involved in the deadly hit-and-run.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414)224-Tips/ or P3 Tips.

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