Rogelio became the 9th motorcycle victim to die in Milwaukee County since April.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 5, 2015
Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the intersection of S. 35th Street and W. National Avenue. According to police, a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle being operated by Eli Rogelio, 35, who was identified by family members was attempting a left turn from southbound S. 35th Street to eastbound W. National Avenue when he turned in front of a northbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Camry operated by a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, tried to avoid Rogelio, but struck him in the middle of the intersection. Rogelio was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver of the Camry remained on scene and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Rogelio was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the police report confirmed.
Rogelio had just purchased the motorcycle on Wednesday and recently lost a brother and both his parents, according to family members.
A vigil for Rogelio was held on Thursday at the 3500 block of W. National Ave. Rogelio is survived by a wife and three children.