Fatal motorcycle crash

the same intersection has seen tragedy before


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-A man died after a motorcycle crash at 6th and Grant Tuesday evening.

Residents say they heard the impact and raced outside to help the man and a female who apparently was also on the bike.

Residents can't say for sure, but believe the couple was thrown from the bike and may have hit or flown over a car.

The man was dead on the scene despite attempts to resuscitate him by passers by.

The woman was talking and Veronica Mendez rushed to console her.

"She was yelling is he okay, is he dead?"  Mendez told CBS 58 News, "I didn't want to answer her. I kept focusing on her. .Breathe slowly. That's all I could say."

This is the same intersection when in January of 2012 a toddler barely escaped death after being hit by a car while be pushed in a stroller by his grandmother.

The 56 year old woman did not survive her injuries. The driver was later given a six year prison term after pleading no contest in the case. Police say he admitted to being on heavy pain medication.

Residents say the intersection often sees speeding.

Police are not saying what they think caused Tuesday's fatal crash.


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