Milwaukee man killed in hit-and-run was helping someone cross

A good deed ended in the tragic death of a Milwaukee man. Family members of a hit-and-run victim said he was helping someone cross the street near 10th and Walnut just before he was struck Sunday night, June 20.

Family members of Elroy Robinson told FOX6 News he was helping someone in a wheelchair before he was hit by a driver that did not stop.

"I just want people to stop being so reckless, man," said Ulysses Robinson, Elroy's nephew. "He was a good person, helped people, always willing to help people."

The 60-year-old father and family man was killed by a hit-and-run driver while in the street near 10th and Walnut Sunday night. 

"It’s just not fair for somebody to just do something like that," said Ulysses Robinson. "Whoever did it, they just hit him like he was an animal and kept going."

Family members say Robinson was helping someone cross the street before he was hit.

"I was told they were in a wheelchair," said Robinson. "As he was going back, that’s when he was struck."

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On Sunday night, police pieced together the crash scene, describing the striking vehicle as a four-door sedan.

"To the person who did it, you’re not going to sleep well," said Ulysses Robinson. "You’re going to have that image in your mind forever. The only way you’re going to get peace is to turn yourself in."

Elroy Robinson's family, left with heartbreak and lasting memories, scheduled a balloon release in his memory for Monday evening.

"That’s one thing nobody can take away from us. He’s a good guy," said Ulysses Robinson. "I love him. We all love him."

If you have any information, you're asked to please give police a call.

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