19-year-old charged after running red light, killing woman near 76th and Appleton
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Sylvester Kimble of Milwaukee is now facing Hit and Run Resulting in Death and Knowingly Operating a Motor Vehicle While Suspended - Causing Death charges.
According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to the area of 76th and Appleton on October 5 for a report of a fatal accident.
Upon arrival, police located the suspect pacing frantically around a blue Pontiac while talking on his cellphone. He told police he was uninjured and then walked away from the crash southbound on N. 76th Street.
Officers approached the second vehicle, a silver Chevy, involved in the crash. The driver of the Chevy had suffered a head injury but was conscious. The front seat passenger, a 48-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.
One witness told police that the blue Pontiac disregarded a red light at a high rate of speed, striking the silver Chevy.
Another witness told police that the Pontiac was driving recklessly in the vicinity of 92nd and Hampton, swerving in and out of traffic. The witness estimated that the Pontiac was traveling roughly 60 mph. The posted speed limit in the area is 35 mph.
Officers were able to identify the driver of the Pontiac as Kimble and responded to his last known address where he was taken into custody.
CBS 58 spoke with Kimble's family. They shared a picture of Kimble from his high school graduation last spring. They say he's hardworking, and has held a job since he was 15. His mother says he was going to a job interview the day of the accident.
Before the accident, Kimble had never been convicted of a crime.
Kimble will have his Preliminary Hearing on October 19.