Hit-and-run suspect freezes to death while hiding from police

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MILWAUKEE — A man who ran from the scene of a traffic accident he caused last month froze to death while hiding from police, according to published reports.

Mark Henderson, 34, of Milwaukee, caused a four-vehicle crash when he ran a red light in the area of 99th Street and Good Hope Road at around 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported.

Instead of interacting with accident victims and waiting for the police to arrive, Henderson fled on foot and hid in some nearby bushes. A homeowner, along with Henderson’s girlfriend, found his body the next day between a fence and a shed.

Temperatures reached a high of 13 degrees Dec. 30, and dipped to -4 overnight.

Henderson was on parole for a 2010 hit-and-run that left a 29-year-old woman dead and another injured. He was driving on a suspended license and appeared to be drag racing another vehicle when he hit the pedestrians on the city’s north side. He was sentenced in 2013 to five years in prison. R. 


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