Man arrested in connection with hit-and-run that killed toddler

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police arrested a 24-year-old Milwaukee man suspected of driving the rental truck that struck two pedestrians crossing S. 6th Street at W. Hayes on Wednesday evening, November 27th.  An 18-month-old girl died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Milwaukee Police found the suspect in a home on Milwaukee's north side late Thursday evening, November 28th.

Milwaukee police were called to 6th and Hayes on the city’s south side just before 4:30 p.m. Officials say 21-year-old Cheyenne Jackson and 18-month-old Erieanna Matousek were both struck by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene. The toddler later died.

Police say the toddler was in her mother’s arms at the time of the accident. The two were walking westbound across S. 6th Street in a crosswalk when a rental truck turned southbound onto S. 6th Street from Hayes, striking the mother and child.

According to sources, the two were headed toward a child care center across the street.

The mother was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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