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Man Dies following Green Bay Hit and Run

Deandra Corinthios

Photo: Video by nbc26.com

Man Dies following Green Bay Hit and Run

CREATED Jul. 8, 2012

GREEN BAY, Wis.--A suspect is on the loose following a hit and run that killed a Green Bay man. It happened Sunday night on the 1400 block of Main Street in Green Bay. The driver left the scene after hitting 52-year-old Daryl Wayka. Wayka later passed away in the hospital.

Police have released photos of the suspect's car and are trying to piece together exactly what happened. Meanwhile residents near the scene are uneasy that a man was killed in a hit run in their neighborhood.

The intersection at Main and Baird shows no signs of the hit and run now \but the deadly crash is still on Helen Stacie's mind. She lives less than a block away from where it happened.

"It makes me worry it could happen to me or some of my friends," said Stacie.

Police say the car involved in the accident is likely a white or silver Pontiac Grand Am made between 1999 and 2005. Police say the car was heading west on Main street when it hit 52-year-old Daryl Wayka of Green Bay.

NBC26 obtained a recent picture of Wayka from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections sex offender website. Police say they don't know if the crash was intentional because they have not yet identified a suspect. But they are working on leads.

"We have pieces of evidence left at the scene that we're working to develop leads on. In addition we have witnesses and we're working with them," said Lt. Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department.

Accident reconstruction crews found pieces of the car's left side mirror at the scene. Crews haven't yet determined how fast the car was travelling when it hit Wayka.

Residents like Stacie hope police catch the person responsible.

"I think it is sick that he wouldn't just turn himself in because since he ran he is going to get even more punishment," said Stacie.

Police say they are relying on the public for information that could help in the investigation. If you think you saw the suspects car or have other valuable information call the Green Bay Police Department at (920) 448-3200.


 

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