35th and Wells fatal crash: Woman struck by 2 vehicles, 1 fled scene

Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian that happened Tuesday night, Feb. 22 near 35th and Wells. It happened around 11 p.m. 

A 42-year-old Milwaukee woman, identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office as Nikki Houghton, was walking across the street when an unknown vehicle collided with the woman. Houghton came to rest, lying in the roadway and the striking vehicle fled the scene. 

Nikki Houghton

A short time after the initial collision, the driver of a second vehicle traveling on the roadway struck the victim. That second driver stayed on scene and has since been taken into custody. FOX6 News learned charges related to the second driver's involvement in this incident are being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office.  

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Houghton was pronounced deceased on scene. Again, Milwaukee police are seeking an unknown suspect at this time.  

Police are attempting to locate a red 2005 to 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee last observed driving north on N. 35th Street towards W. Wells Street. The vehicle should have damage to the front bumper and is missing one fog lamp. 

James Ramm lives in the neighborhood. He told FOX6 News this is the latest example of reckless driving near this intersection.

"People disregard the lights, drive with no lights on, i can’t believe that," Ramm said. 

Ramm said he feels for the victim's family – and wants the suspect driver to come forward.

Nikki Houghton

"If he’s got any compassion or she, whoever it was… Come forward and give that family some closure," Ramm said.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App.


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