Pedestrian dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee

A Milwaukee man was killed when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near 70th Street and Silver Spring Drive Sunday evening, March 7. Paul Parker was crossing the street when he was hit; his family heartbroken and angry at the driver who didn't stop.

Police are looking for the driver responsible.

"He was just joyful -- always happy," said Latonya Maxey, granddaughter.

Parker was a husband, father and grandfather who offered support to so many. 

Paul Parker

"He kept me together and he pushed me to do everything that I needed to do to succeed in life," said Iesha Parker, daughter.

His family is holding on to life lessons and cherished memories.

"All the memories," said Maxey. "We have zillions of memories with him. If you know you hurt someone, stop. Stop and see what happened. Check on that person. Seek help." 

The crash around 5:50 p.m. Police said the 64-year-old died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Paul Parker

"It sounded like a body got hit," said Star Henderson, neighbor. "It sounded like boom like that. When he was walking, the car just hit him and he flew." 

Police described the striking vehicle as a newer Ford Mustang, black in color, which would have significant front-end damage.

"This person decided to keep going after he hit him," said Maxey. "He decided to keep going."

As police work to track down the hit-and-run driver, Parker’s family members are cherishing the legacy he leaves behind. 

Paul Parker

"Honoring his wishes to remain strong and live life, enjoy every day like it is your last," said Iesha Parker.

Police described the vehicle as a black 2013-2014 Ford Mustang with the word Mustang on the bottom of the doors. It has dark tinted windows and damage to the hood and grill. 

The Mustang was last seen traveling south on 68th Street from Silver Spring Drive. 

Pedestrian dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee
Pedestrian dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Milwaukee

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