Fingerprints in an abandoned SUV have led Milwaukee police to identify a La Crosse man as the driver suspected of a fatal hit-and-run.
The prints match those of Manuel Salazar-Gutierrez, who reportedly was driving his employer’s vehicle in Milwaukee on Christmas Eve, striking and killing a woman walking her dogs.
Videos taken at the accident scene show that the SUV went onto a sidewalk and hit 36-year-old Jamie Hanson, before knocking over a light pole and dragging the pole down the street.
The SUV was abandoned in an alley.
Salazar-Gutierrez is being charged by Milwaukee County with reckless homicide in Hanson’s death.
An arrest warrant was issued by the Milwaukee DA on Jan. 3.