Hit & Run Driver Charged in Death

Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 11.23.54 AMMILWAUKEE—Facing criminal charge of one count of hit-and-run, resulting in death, 24-year-old Thomas Walker of Milwaukee, sat in court this week contemplating the charge and thinking about the life he is charged with taking in that crash that occurred near S. 6th Street at W. Hayes on Wednesday evening, November 27th. An 18-month-old girl died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Thomas Walker also faces one count of knowingly operating a vehicle while suspended and one count of hit-and-run, injury. Walker is accused of driving the rental truck that struck 21-year-old Cheyenne Jackson and 18-month-old Erieanna Matousek. Walker is accused of fleeing the scene after the crash.
Police say the toddler was in her mother’s arms at the time of the accident. The two were walking westbound across S. 6th Street in a crosswalk when a rental truck turned southbound onto S. 6th Street from Hayes, striking the mother and child. Milwaukee police found Walker in the crawl space of a home on Milwaukee’s north side late Thursday evening, November 28th.
According to the criminal complaint, Walker told police he was unaware that he hit anyone, claiming he didn’t hear or feel anything collide with the rental truck — even though a man who followed him told him he had caused an accident.
Walker was in court on Tuesday, December 3rd, where he was tearful throughout the proceeding.
Brad Matousek, Erieanna’s father was in court on Tuesday.
“Just wanted to come in and see what he’s gonna get man. Hopefully he gets what he gets,” Matousek said.

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