Friday, September 7, 2012

Hit-and-Run Tan Seville Driver Arrested In Connection With Ortiz' Death

Javier Ortiz

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Police have arrested an alleged driver that fled the scene after a motorcyclist hit his vehicle and died of injuries.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 7, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee police confirmed that a tip had led them to the alleged hit-and-run driver involved in last Saturday's death of motorcyclist Javier Ortiz, 27, in the Southside. Someone recognized the vehicle involved in the deadly crash and called police. The driver was arrested by police, but has not been identified or charged.
Ortiz was heading eastbound at the 1900 block of W. Mitchell Street when a driver going southbound on S. Pearl Street crossed Mitchell blocking Ortiz' right of way around 4:42 p.m., according to police. Ortiz tried to slow down quickly to avoid a collision with a 1992-1997 tan Cadillac Seville and applied the brakes hard causing his 2008 Kawasaki ZX600P sports motorcycle to flip over throwing Ortiz into the rear right bumper of the Seville. Ortiz died due to multple injuries he sustained at the scene.
The driver of the tan Seville then sped southbound on Pearl St. according to video footage recovered by police near the deadly motorcycle crash.

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