RACINE — A man struck by a car and discovered lying in the street near Downtown Racine by off-duty Racine Police officers has died.
Late Tuesday night, at about 11:36 p.m., off-duty Racine police officers were on their way home when they found a man lying in the street at the intersection of Sixth and Marquette streets, according to a Racine Police Department press release issued Wednesday.
The man was injured and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Officers had Racine paramedics dispatched and began life-saving measures on the 64-year-old man. He was transported to Ascension All Saints Hospital, where he eventually died from his injuries.
While officers were on scene, a vehicle pulled up and the driver reportedly admitted to being the person who struck the man. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and was taken into custody.
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The suspect’s name was not released on Wednesday.
Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information anyone may have about the incident. Any witnesses or citizens with information are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.
Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 262-636-9330 or through the Crime Stoppers app.