MILWAUKEE – Two Milwaukee men are accused in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 7-year-old girl, authorities said.
Iman Ghalee Washington Jr., 20, and Kevin Hightire, 19, were charged after the crash killed Londyn Quesada on Oct. 28 in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Washington is facing charges of second-degree reckless homicide, hit-and-run causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death, second-degree reckless injury, hit-and-run causing great bodily harm and driving with a suspended license causing great bodily harm, WITI reported.
Hightire was charged with harboring or aiding a felon, the television station reported.
A warrant has been issued for Washington’s arrest, WITI reported.
Quesada was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother when they were hit around 7:55 p.m., the Journal Sentinel reported.
According to the criminal complaint, Hightire drove back to his apartment and noticed his neighbor, Washington, pulled over on the side of the street in a Pontiac with an unknown man in the passenger seat.
Hightire pulled alongside Washington, who told him he had the money he owed him but needed to go to an ATM to get it, the Journal Sentinel reported.
Both men were speeding while driving to the ATM, according to the criminal complaint. Hightire told police he was having trouble keeping up with Washington, who was driving “super fast.”
Hightire estimated Washington was traveling 100 mph when the crash occurred. According to data downloaded from the Pontiac, Washington was traveling at 103 mph in a 40 mph zone before it slowed to 103 mph before impact.
According to data downloaded from the Pontiac, it showed it traveling 107 mph seconds before the crash and slowing to 103 mph just before impact, the Journal Sentinel reported.
Washington wanted to leave his passenger behind, but Hightire refused, according to the criminal complaint. They put the passenger in Hightire’s car and left the scene, the newspaper reported.
According to police, Milwaukee firefighters were already rendering aid to Quesada, who was lying in the intersection after being thrown from the vehicle, WITI reported.
Hightire is being held on $3,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 13, the Journal Sentinel reported. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison.
Washington has not been arrested yet but faces up to 25 years in prison.