Milwaukee’s Southside Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victim Identified As Eli Rogelio

Rogelio became the 9th motorcycle victim to die in Milwaukee County since April.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

June 5, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the intersection of S. 35th Street and W. National Avenue. According to police, a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle being operated by Eli Rogelio, 35, who was identified by family members was attempting a left turn from southbound S. 35th Street to eastbound W. National Avenue when he turned in front of a northbound vehicle. The northbound vehicle, a 2000 Toyota Camry operated by a 21-year-old Milwaukee man, tried to avoid Rogelio, but struck him in the middle of the intersection. Rogelio was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The driver of the Camry remained on scene and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Rogelio was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the police report confirmed. Rogelio had just purchased the motorcycle on Wednesday and recently lost a brother and both his parents, according to family members.
A vigil for Rogelio was held on Thursday at the 3500 block of W. National Ave. Rogelio is survived by a wife and three children.

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