11-year-old dies days after being struck on bicycle by hit-and-run driver

NOW: 11-year-old dies days after being struck on bicycle by hit-and-run driver

Updated: 11:22 a.m. on Aug 31, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 11-year-old Tyrone Reese. 

Updated: 2:42 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police say the 11-year-old boy died of his injuries Wednesday, Aug. 30, three days after being struck on his bicycle by a hit-and-run driver. 

A 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested Tuesday in connection to the crash.

Updated: 1:52 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department tells CBS 58, a 30-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested following a hit-and-run that left an 11-year-old boy in critical condition. 

Authorities say the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run was also recovered. 

Updated: 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An 11-year-old boy is hospitalized after he was hit by what witnesses describe as a speeding car Sunday afternoon, Aug. 27.

Family says the boy's name is Tyrone and he is still fighting for his life. A surveillance video shows the moments a neighborhood came together to try and save his life. 

An alarming sound shook this block near Fond Du Lac and Hoyt, seen on surveillance video captured by a local day care. It shows the moments neighbors all gathered around 11-year-old Tyrone, who was hit by what neighbors describe as a speeding car while crossing the street with his bike around 3:15 p.m. 

"He knocked the young man out of his shoes," said Jimmie Norman, witness. "One shoe landed on this side of the street and the other shoe landed on the other side of the street."

Police say they are still looking for the suspect or suspects -- they describe the hit-and-run vehicle as a white four-door car. 

Neighbors say the reckless driving and speeding is an issue plaguing their neighborhood.

"It had to be a race, because that's what everyone is saying, and they came off of Capitol, came down here, little kids were crossing the street as normal, being cautious, and they hit them," said witness Monica Corona Segura.

Jimmie Norman says he was one of the neighbors who ran out of his house after seeing Tyrone on the ground, but credits Monica Corona Segura for attempting to save the 11-year-old boy's life. 

"I've seen the kid that was unresponsive, I turned him over and pretty much just started doing CPR," said Monica. 

Corona-Segura says she works at Children's Wisconsin and that she did what she hoped someone would do for her children. 

"If this was my child, I would want someone to be there too," she said. 

Mayor Cavalier Johnson responded to the tragedy, saying they've been working with DOT to find solutions in reckless driving hotspots. 

"Just to think about somebody who has the willingness to hit a kid, an 11-year-old kid, and then simply drive off -- it's despicable. I hope that person gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Corona Segura and others are hoping this accident ignites change for more safety measures on these streets. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or using the P3 Tips app.

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