Neighbors calling for more stop signs near fatal hit-and-run scene

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Neighbors are calling for two more stop signs at the intersection of 6th and Hayes. Last week, an 18-month-old girl was killed at the intersection -- the result of a hit-and-run crash.

Currently, there is only one stop sign at the T intersection, and the director of Guarding Your Angels daycare is asking for a three-way stop.

"The man who`s driving the U-Haul truck turns left and he just hits them and it propels the girl from her mother`s arms," Dawn Marowsky said.

That's when Marowsky says she, along with another daycare worker became first responders. One of her first thoughts was the traffic coming down 6th Street.

"There was that immediate concern because there are no stop signs -- that not only would the victims of the accident continued to be hit, but those who were first responders, because we had to direct traffic ourselves," Marowsky said.

Five days after the incident, the memorial near the scene continues to grow.

Marowsky and others are mourning the death of Erieanna Matosek, who died on her way to daycare.

Marowsky said she's now focused on the intersection. She says the owners of the daycare have spoken with Alderman Tony Zielinski about adding two stop signs at 6th and Hayes.

"That`s the one bright spot that`s come out of this - that we were able to have that dialogue and I believe that dialogue is being taken quite seriously," Marowsky said.

While Marowsky waits for change, she says she continues to think of the little girl and her mother who never made it across the street last week.

"We`re here for her and we want her to know we are thinking about her," Marowsky said.

Milwaukee police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the incident. The District Attorneys' Office received the case on Monday afternoon and is reviewing it.

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