Pedestrian hit, killed by semi-truck on Interstate 39/90

I 39 Backups Caused By Pedestrian Crash
Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

MADISON, Wis. — A 73-year-old Madison man was killed Monday morning after he was hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 39/90 in Dane County, the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

The crash happened on the interstate at mile marker 138.6 near Highway 30 around 11:50 a.m.

The state patrol initially said the man, who was listed as a pedestrian, was injured in the crash, but later clarified in an updated news release Monday afternoon that he died from his injuries. The pedestrian and semi-truck driver were the only people involved; the truck driver, a 48-year-old man from Turtle Lake, was not hurt.

Officials did not say why they believe the man was outside a vehicle on the highway. The crash is still under investigation.

Multiple lanes of the interstate were closed for roughly an hour and a half. The crash caused traffic backups in the area, but lanes have since been cleared.