Milwaukee man charged with killing cyclist in hit-and-run

February 1, 2020 GMT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash.

The Journal Sentinel reports Charles D. Randle faces counts of hit-and-run resulting in death and driving with a suspended license causing death. He made an initial court appearance Friday and was being held on $15,000 bail.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on the north side of Milwaukee.

The victim was a 53-year-old Anthony Barnes. Emergency crews tried to revive the man, but he died at the scene.

Video from a pole camera at the intersection showed the collision.

Police found the dark red Pontiac G6, which was registered to Randle’s girlfriend, who told police he had stolen it from her.

Authorities said Randle initially told police someone had carjacked him and taken the Pontiac but then said he hit Barnes. He said he just didn’t see Barnes and didn’t stop because he was scared.