Tragic news today. From the South Milwaukee Police Department:
On December 19, 2015 at 6:38am, the South Milwaukee Police Department responded to the intersection of 10th Avenue (Hwy 32) and Marquette Avenue for a report of a single car crash. The vehicle had traveled through the intersection and struck a fire hydrant, a traffic light standard, and then a utility pole at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was eastbound in the westbound lane at the time of the crash. The sole occupant of the vehicle was a 35 yr old male who was still in his seat belt and breathing at the time of police arrival. The South Milwaukee Fire Department responded and Flight for Life was requested. The subject died in the ambulance at the scene and Flight was cancelled. The crash is still under investigation at this time and the SMPD is being assisted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department in reconstruction efforts.
The victim was identified as David K. Kelly of Waukesha.
Please keep the victim’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
The missing South Milwaukee man was found safe in Michigan, according to the South Milwaukee Police Department.
Previously, police had issued this alert …
On Sunday Nov 8, 2015 75yr old South Milwaukee resident Garry Lonergan was reported missing to the South Milwaukee PD. Lonergan is believed to be driving a beige 1998 Trans Sport Pontiac minivan, WI. license plate 169RBK, and was last seen on the evening of 11/06/15. Lonergan suffers from several health issues, does not have his medication with him, and may be confused. Lonergan has been entered into the state-wide Silver Alert system as a missing person. Please call 911 if you see Mr. Lonergan or his vehicle.
I’m taking some time off from blogging, barring a significant breaking news story.
In the meantime, please mark your calendars for some terrific local events coming up this month …
- Wednesday, August 12: Community Night Out. The South Milwaukee Police Department invites people of all ages to gather from 5:30 to 9 p.m. behind City Hall to meet public safety workers and other organizations from around the area and enjoy food, games, demonstrations and more. The evening concludes with fireworks. Here is a flyer.
- Friday, August 21: Guardian Credit Union Dinner and a Movie. Grab dinner at a local restaurant, then check out a free outdoor showing of “Big Hero 6” at 11th and Madison Avenues, site of the farmers’ market. The movie starts around dusk, but come early to enjoy face painting, tattoos and a glow-in-the dark painting project presented by KinderCare. Check out the Guardian website for more information. Here is KinderCare’s website.
- Saturday, August 29: Restore the Lagoon Festival. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, a silent auction, a kids’ corner and more for this second-annual event held on Oak Creek Parkway at the Mill Pond from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out a flyer and more information on Restore efforts on the Restore the Lagoon Facebook page.
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