Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Independence dies
The Independence Police Department says a pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle Wednesday night has died.
The Trempealeau County dispatch center received a 911 call about a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle on Washington Street just before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
When they arrived, authorities found an unresponsive female and started first aid. Medical personnel arrived and started performing CPR on the victim. She was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall, where she died from her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was given a legal blood draw. It's standard procedure in fatal crashes. The driver was interviewed and released.
Authorities say alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in this crash.
No names are being released at this time.
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