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Witness recalls east side hit-and-run crash

CREATED Mar. 23, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar. 23, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- The man who helped police track down a hit and run driver on Milwaukee's east side is speaking out for the first time.

Jason Becker was driving down N. Farwell Ave., when he saw the unthinkable -- Mai Kaw Xiong getting hit by a speeding car, and the driver racing from the scene.  Becker went after that driver and was able to give police information that helped lead to an arrest.

"I heard a loud smack and I noticed that someone had been launched into the air," said Becker.

Becker sprang into action when he witnessed Maikaw Xiong get hit by a speeding car at N. Farwell Ave. and E. North Ave. last week.

He told TODAY'S TMJ4's Annie Scholz he'll never forget the sight, or the sounds.  "When I passed through the intersection, all I could hear were girls screaming and crying."

Becker saw the suspect take off, leaving Xiong for dead.   He made a split second decision to chase the speeding car.  "I didn't think of anything but to just go after him because there were so many people, I figured they're going to call 9-1-1 right away," recalled Becker.

Becker couldn't catch up to him, but he was able to give officers a detailed description of the black Volkswagen Jetta.  It's the same car a friend of his drives.  "So I knew right away what the year, make, model when I saw the car, you know the color and everything," said Becker.

Police eventually found the car in a garage, and arrested 22-year-old Douglas Davis.  He is still in jail.

Xiong is still in critical condition.  She suffered numerous injuries, including a crushed pelvis and internal bleeding.

Davis is due in court on Monday.

TODAY'S TMJ4 spoke with Xiong's sister Friday night and she said, sadly, doctors say Maikaw Xiong is doing worse now than she was last week.