Man wanted in deadly hit-and-run turns himself in
MILWAUKEE - The man wanted for a deadly hit-and-run accident in Milwaukee has turned himself in to police. It happened in the 1200 block of W. National on September 28.
Juan Zapata-Guerrero, or Romeo, was a father of three, married to his wife Maria for 20 years. She’s still reeling from the news.
"I’ll be sleeping and I’d wake up every once in a while,” explains his widow Maria Guadalupe Carbajal. “And I’m just thinking I have to get used to the fact that he's no longer here."
Fred’s Auto Body captured those horrific last moments on surveillance video. A white GMC conversion van hit him and another woman who were crossing the street.
"We heard a big thump,” recalls the body shop’s owner, Fred Davis. “We didn't know what it was. That’s when I saw him on the ground."
The driver never stopped. But in the video, you can see other people rushing to help. The other woman who was hit is in critical condition at Froedert Hospital. The driver turned himself in, after seeing a story about the crash on the news. His victim's widow doesn't feel anger towards him.
“No, I'm fine. It’s all on him and his conscience," expresses Carbajal.
The DA is expected to begin reviewing the case on Wednesday.