Family identifies 20-year-old woman killed in West Allis hit-and-run

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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The family of 20-year-old Donniesha Harris confirmed with CBS 58 that she is the woman killed in a hit-and- run near S. 108th St. and W. Morgan Ave Tuesday morning. 

It happened around 6:24 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Harris' mom says she dropped her daughter off at the bus stop so she could go to work. 

"My daughter got out the truck and she made it her business to turn around and say 'momma, I love you.' I said 'I love you too, baby,'" Marshal Jackson-Noblin said. 

Forty-five minutes later, Harris was dead. 

"He said I am sorry to inform you and I just dropped the phone, because I know what the words mean," Jackson-Noblin said.  "She worked where she died at, her job was right there." 

According to police, a preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle traveling northbound on State Highway 100, S. 108th St., struck the pedestrian as she was crossing the roadway. 

The striking vehicle fled the scene of the crash. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2014-2016 gray Toyota Corolla and will have damages to its front-end.

"If anyone has any details, anyone recognizes the car, if anyone was in the area, the least bit of information that you know, you may think it may not be important, it is," Kijuana Jackson-Noblin said. She is Harris' stepmother.

Harris was fighting lupus. She spent most of her life in and out of the hospital. She aspired to be a doctor to help people just like her. 

"It wasn't that many lupus doctors out here, so she wanted to become a doctor that knows everything about lupus." 

Harris may be gone, but her family says her spirit will live on. 

The family has set up a GoFundMe page. You can donate by clicking the link. 

If you have any information about this incident, you're asked to call the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000.

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