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Family of Milwaukee crossing guard killed in hit-and-run has message for accused killer

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The family of a Milwaukee crossing guard killed in a hit-and-run has a message for his accused killer.

"I want him to know that my father's family is definitely holding him accountable."

Terrence Harris is being held in Milwaukee County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Harris made his first court appearance on Tuesday, nearly two months after the November crash. 

Police say 71-year-old Andrew Tyler was walking to his post at Kluge Elementary School when he was hit.

Tyler underwent several surgeries, both of his legs were amputated, but his condition was too dire.

Tyler's daughter says the family is preparing themselves for an emotional trial.

"It was already tought, the day to day, not hearing my dad upstairs, not having him come down to talk to us. Actually going to court and telling ourselves every day he's not here and this is the man who is the reason why, I think it's going to be very tough, very emotional for us," said Sharon Tyler.

Harris was arrested in California six weeks after the hit-and-run.

He'll be back in court later this month. 

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