Car fatally hits pedestrian at South 16th and Mitchell Street

A man died after an accident on South 16th Street and Mitchell Street around 10:20 a.m.,according to Milwaukee Police. The victim worked at Paleteria Montealban, according to the owner. She said the 48-year old man started working at the ice cream shop this past weekend when they opened their doors. 

A 2006 Toyota RAV4, driven by a 61-year-old woman, was traveling northbound on S. Cesar Chavez Drive while a 1999 Toyota Camry, driven by a 27-year-old man, was traveling southbound on S. Cesar Chavez Drive, according to police. 

Both vehicles had a green light. When the RAV4 tried to turn westbound on Mitchell Street, the two vehicles collided.  The Camry then hit a 48-year-old Milwaukee man on a bicycle.  

\"We feel sorry for him, sorry for his family. He's trying to make money for his family,\" said Raif Testepe, who lives nearby.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.  An autopsy will be conducted Friday (May 7).

The Milwaukee Police Department continues investigating the crash.

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