Complaint: Brookfield man charged after fatally striking pedestrian near Capitol and Calhoun
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 66-year-old man was hit and killed near Capitol and Calhoun on Saturday, Oct. 9.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Police say the pedestrian was struck by at least two cars traveling westbound on Capitol.
Brookfield police say the operator of the first striking vehicle is Edward Ford, a 57-year-old Brookfield man. He was injured and was arrested for hit-and-run involving death. Criminal charges will be referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office.
The operator of the second striking vehicle was identified as an 18-year-old Brookfield woman.
According to a criminal complaint, dispatch advised that there were "severed body parts located on the roadway" and when officers arrived on scene "multiple human body parts" were located in the middle lane.
The criminal complaint further states that Ford told police he did not know what he struck, but thought it was a deer or turkey. Ford allegedly told police that when he looked at the damage to his car, he knew it wasn't a turkey. The criminal complaint states he did not stop at the scene and continued to his residence. However, the complaint states Ford then called police, said that he hit something and met police at the intersection.
The criminal complaint states Ford said he did not see anything before the crash and was alone in the car. He stated that prior to the crash he had two beers and a champagne toast at a wedding reception.
According to the complaint, Ford performed a standardized field sobriety test and police did not believe he was impaired.
The 18-year-old Brookfield woman allegedly told police she saw the victim in the middle of the road and tried to swerve to avoid the victim, but was unable to, according to the criminal complaint. The woman also stayed on scene of the accident. The complaint states the victim was dead prior to the woman hitting him.
The identify of the victim will not be released at this time, police say.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the City of Brookfield Police Department at 262-787-3702.