A man accused of a 2019 pedestrian killing in a hit on Madison Street in the North Side pleaded guilty Thursday to causing the man’s death after a judge turned down several belated requests to postpone his plea hearing.
24-year-old Branden R.A. Iler of Portland, Oregon, who previously resided in Madison, pleaded guilty to a fatal collision in a pedestrian accident on September 12, 2019, which resulted in Darrell Sunderlage’s fatal injuries. , 60, Brooklyn. Sunderlage died three days later at UW Hospital.
The criminal complaint states that a witness who, after pressing a button to turn on the flashing yellow lights of a pedestrian crossing, was crossing Northport Drive between Dryden Drive and North Sherman Avenue with Sunderlage when a black car driving north on Northport Drive on speeds of about 50 miles per hour, crashed into Sunderlage and knocked him down. do not stop.
Four days later, the complaint said, the woman who said she saw the news of the man being hit on Northport Drive said she was concerned that a member of the Iler family was involved. She said that Hilaire called her suddenly and said that he was moving back to Portland, despite the fact that he had a stable job in Madison.
Police later discovered the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which Hilaire had left at the showroom on September 14, 2019. Pieces of the high beam lamp left at the crash site “fit perfectly” into the Grand Cherokee, along with part of the grille, according to the complaint.