Mom, son die in separate accidents, hours apart

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- A woman and her adult son were killed in separate traffic accidents just hours apart in a Milwaukee suburb.

West Allis police say 45-year-old Mary Moore was struck and killed while lying in the street about 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver that hit Moore fled from the scene. Then, Moore's 22-year-old son, Thomas Olson, died in a car crash as he rushed to the hospital to see his mother. Olson was a passenger in a car that struck three parked cars and overturned about 5:30 a.m. The driver, arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, and two other passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Journal Sentinel says police are investigating why Moore was lying in the street.


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