Family pleading for answers after Racine man killed in hit-and-run
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Nearly a week after a Racine man was killed while walking to see his favorite band, police are pleading with the public to find the hit-and-run driver.
Leaving the scene of a crash like this is a felony. Mt Pleasant police have some clues about what happened, but the driver who took off remains at-large, elevating the grief felt by family.
Family say Noel Corrie loved music and art, and he had a gift for making people like him.
"And he was well liked by everybody. It's just tragic what happened," said Maurice Corrie, the victim's brother.
Corrie's devastated brothers are in shock, looking to each other for support, and holding tight to the tangible things, like these framed pictures of Marilyn Monroe Corrie Drew with tea and ashes.
"Extremely artistic, just always on his bike, always walking, always meeting people," said Charles Corrie, the victim's brother.
The brothers, tight since childhood, had planned to be together over the weekend to celebrate Corrie's birthday. He turned 49 the day he was killed.
"It's almost a week but it's tough. He's a good guy you know, he comes over almost every other day. He's supposed to be here now. Yea," said Charles Corrie.
Around 10:00 Friday night, family say Corrie was walking along Highway 32, toward Kenosha to see his favorite band, Toke Magic. Police say on this dark stretch across from these railroad tracks, a car hit him near the median and the driver didn't stop.
"One thing that we would request from the public, if there's anyone that was in the area around 10pm from last Friday who may have observed somebody, who may have observed someone walking in the street or has any information relating to this case if they would contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Detective Bureau at 262-664-7975," said Mt. Pleasant Police Captain Eric Relich.
Police believe the car was a gray Honda, possibly a 2013 to 2017, with front end damage, and likely has dents to the left corner panel and side mirror and a cracked windshield. Family say the driver needs to do the right thing.
"So, the person is out there, and justice needs to be served," said Jose Ramirez, the victim's brother.
"The coward needs to come forward and stop hiding. Take responsibility for his actions," said Maurice Corrie.
But for now, family are making funeral arrangements and they have a GoFundMe page to give this man, with so much love for others, the burial he deserves.