Family gathers on Thanksgiving to mourn pastor killed in crash at Sherman and Florist

MILWAUKEE -- Family members and friends gathered on Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 22 to remember a man killed in a crash near Sherman and Florist on Wednesday afternoon.

The family identified the victim as Troy Lanier.

They said he was a pastor at Bethel Tabernacle Worship Center in Milwaukee.

Troy Lanier

Vigil for Troy Lanier

Vigil for Troy Lanier

Police said the crash involved a single vehicle, and the driver was the sole occupant. According to police, the vehicle struck a tree -- and speed was a factor. The driver died at the scene, police said.

Crash near Sherman and Florist in Milwaukee