On Sunday evening in Fennimore, Wisconsin tragedy struck as an adult pedestrian was fatally struck by a semi-tractor trailer. The incident occurred around 7pm at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and 12th Street. According to reports from the Fennimore Police Department, the pedestrian was crossing 12th Street when the southbound semi, turning east onto 12th Street, collided with them.

Credit: Google Maps Lincoln Avenue and its intersection with 12th Street in Fenimore, WI.
Credit: Google Maps
Lincoln Avenue and its intersection with 12th Street in Fenimore, WI.

Emergency services were promptly alerted by a witness to the accident. Following the incident, the semi involved was located at a nearby industrial park on Highway 18. Despite the efforts of responders, the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries.

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A Facebook post from the local authorities states that all individuals involved in the accident have been identified, but at this time no names have been released to the public. The collaborative efforts of various agencies, including the Fennimore Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Grant County Coroner’s Office, Fennimore Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Fennimore Street Department, and the Grant County Highway Department, were instrumental in managing the aftermath and conducting investigations.

Road closures were implemented at the scene until early Monday morning as investigators worked diligently to gather evidence and determine the sequence of events leading to the tragedy. The Fennimore Police Department expressed gratitude for the community's understanding and patience during this challenging time.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety and the need for continued vigilance on the roads to prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. This story will be updated as more information is released from authorities. Multiple comments on the Facebook-post state that "With 2 major highways running through the heart of Fennimore, traffic lights should be put in place for pedestrian safety."

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