Walker Charged In Fatal Southside Hit and Run of 8-month-old Toddler

Thomas Antonio Walker III

Walker driving a U-Haul fatally struck an 18-month-old child and injured her mother while crossing the street and kept on going.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 3, 2013

Milwaukee,  WI - On Tuesday, Thomas Antonio Walker III, 24, was charged with three felony counts for a hit-and-run resulting in the death of Ariana Matosek, 18 months old. He was also charged with hit-and-run causing injuring to Cheyenne Jaskson, 22, Matosek's mother. Walker was also charged with knowingly driving with a suspended license resulting in death. If convicted on all felony counts, Walker is facing up to 31 years in prison. A cash bail bond was set at $70,000 for Walker.
Walker while driving a U-Haul truck struck both Matosek and Jackson as they crossed the street at S. 6th Street and W. Hayes Ave. on Wednesday around 4:20 p.m. Walker never stopped. 
The abandoned U-Haul was later located on S. 7th Street. Walker was taken into custody on late Thursday after police found him hiding on a crawl space where he stayed at a North side home.
Walker told police, he later realized that he struck both victims after news reports aired.