Off-Duty Officers Discover Fatal Hit-And-Run Victim: Report

Police say they were on their way home when they saw a man lying in the street. Then another car pulled up as rescue workers tended to him.

Traffic on this stretch of roadway was shut down for about five hours. (Image Via Shutterstock)

RACINE, WI — Authorities in Racine say a 64-year-old man has died after he was reportedly hit by a car that let the accident scene.

Racine Police say off-duty Racine Police officers were on their way homes, and were driving in the area of Sixth Street and Marquette Street at just after 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday when they spotted a man lying down in the street.

The off-duty officers alerted rescue personnel who quickly arrived at the intersection and attempted emergency life-saving measures.

The victim, a 64-year-old man, was transported to Ascension Hospital where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. While officers were on scene, a vehicle pulled up to them. Police say the driver admitted to being the driver of the vehicle that struck the man.

Police say the driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, and was taken into custody.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.


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