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Felony charge filed against Milwaukee driver who killed woman in hit-run

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A felony hit-and-run charge was filed Wednesday against a Milwaukee man who allegedly struck and killed a newly-engaged woman with his vehicle and kept driving.

Police are still investigating the incident, and officials say more charges are possible against 48-year-old Edwood Hastings.

Police said 32-year-old Andrea Barringer and her friends had just left an east side café on Sunday night. Hastings is quoted as telling police that 3 people were darting between cars on Farwell Avenue – and he tried to stop but could not avoid hitting Barringer.

He told officers he wanted to see his family before he turned himself in, which he did around the same time that police found the alleged hit-and-run vehicle at his home on Monday morning.

Officials said Barringer was in an unmarked crosswalk when she was hit. State law gives pedestrians the right of way in that situation.

Wednesday, Milwaukee public works crews painted a crosswalk at the crash site to make it clearer that it’s legal for pedestrians to cross there. 

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