Officials identify victim of hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee's south side

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash near 16th and National on Monday, February 22nd. That person is 35-year-old Ansari King of Milwaukee.

Police say witnesses indicated the driver of a white pickup truck sped up "to beat the light" prior to hitting King near 16th and National. The driver who hit him never stopped after the crash -- and police are now looking for that driver.

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Milwaukee police released two surveillance photos showing the striking white truck as well as a stock photo of a truck similar to the one involved in the incident (see photo gallery). The truck is described as a newer model white pickup truck with a black rack holding ladders.


If you have any information that could help in this case, you're asked to contact police.