Woman struck, killed on Marinette County highway

Woman struck, killed on Marinette County highway

Sheriff’s officials say a woman was struck and killed on a Marinette County highway.

The driver of a pickup truck told deputies he swerved to avoid a dark object on Highway 141 about 4 a.m. Saturday, but the snowmobile trailer he was pulling may have struck it. When he turned around and went back he found an unresponsive woman in the middle of the snow-covered highway.

Pembine fire and rescue personnel responded and tried to revive the 51-year-old woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff Jerry Sauve identifies the woman as Pauline Wallschlaeger of the Pembine area. Authorities say the victim may have been drinking.

The pickup driver, his wife and three children were not injured.