Friday, February 25, 2011

Driver Involved In Milwaukee's S. Cesar Chavez Drive Hit and Run Death Charged

Surveillance video showing Walden hitting Dominguez-Rosa. (Milwaukee Police Department)

Vehicle used in fatal hit and run was repainted to avoid detection.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 25, 2011

Milwaukee - On Friday, Nathaniel Walden, 19, was charged with Hit and Run-Involving Death in last Sunday's traffic death of Rufino Dominguez-Rosa, 34, in Milwaukee's South side. Walden is facing 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted. He remains in custody on a $7,500 cash bond. Walden is expected back in court on March 7, according to court records.
Police arrested Walden after his vehicle was spotted in the 1800 block of W. National Ave. Several officers recognized a parked vehicle matching the description taken by a surveillance video where Rosa was killed.
Police noticed the fresh paint and primer on the vehicle. When they checked the license plate number, it turned out be Walden's. He was later arrested where he worked without incident.
Walden confessed to police that he was driving northbound in his vehicle when he hit Rosa in the crosswalk at the 1000 block of S. Cesar Chavez Dr. about 1:50 a.m. and kept on going. Rosa later died at Froedtart Hospital around 3 a.m. on Sunday, according to police. Walden never stopped to help the victim.

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