Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Walker Charged In Fatal Southside Hit and Run of 8-month-old Toddler

Thomas Antonio Walker III

Walker driving a U-Haul fatally struck an 18-month-old child and injured her mother while crossing the street and kept on going.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 3, 2013

Milwaukee,  WI - On Tuesday, Thomas Antonio Walker III, 24, was charged with three felony counts for a hit-and-run resulting in the death of Ariana Matosek, 18 months old. He was also charged with hit-and-run causing injuring to Cheyenne Jaskson, 22, Matosek's mother. Walker was also charged with knowingly driving with a suspended license resulting in death. If convicted on all felony counts, Walker is facing up to 31 years in prison. A cash bail bond was set at $70,000 for Walker.
Walker while driving a U-Haul truck struck both Matosek and Jackson as they crossed the street at S. 6th Street and W. Hayes Ave. on Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. Walker never stopped. 
The abandoned U-Haul was later located on S. 7th Street. Walker was taken into custody on late Thursday after police found him hiding on a crawl space where he stayed at a North side home.
Walker told police, he later realized that he struck both victims after news reports aired.

1 comment:

Rockz Solid said...

This is horrific, and the fact that he is only facing UP TO 31 years is ridiculous. That intersection is dangerous, yet whats more dangerous is IDIOTS like this driving our citys streets. Shake My damn head.