Woman charged in deadly Milwaukee hit-and-run crash

CREATED Nov 12, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has charged a woman who allegedly caused a deadly hit-and-run crash in November.

Tierra Perry, 25, faces a charge of hit-and-run resulting in death connected to the incident which happened on Sunday, November 4th on the 6400 block of West Fond du Lac Avenue near West Armitage Avenue.

If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness told police she was driving northwest on Fond du Lac when she saw a woman on the side of a road.  That woman's car reportedly had its hood pushed in, "as if the vehicle had just been involved in an accident."

The witness also said she also saw "a human leg embedded in the grill area of the vehicle near the hood" of that same car.  That car then turned onto West Hampton Avenue.

The complaint says the witness made a u-turn and found the body of a man later identified as Kendrick Finch.

According to the complaint, she discovered Finch's body on the street near the corner of Armitage and Fond du Lac.  Authorities then found Finch's detached leg 15 feet along the curb from the scene of the crash.

The complaint says the witness identified Perry in a police lineup.  Perry later turned herself in to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office.

A police sergeant discovered the vehicle that was allegedly involved, and it had "a significant amount of blood located on the exterior of the vehicle."