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One dead after being hit by semi-truck on Interstate 39

All southbound lanes have reopened
One person is dead after being struck by a semi on I-39 South on May 7, 2021.
One person is dead after being struck by a semi on I-39 South on May 7, 2021.(WMTV-TV/Colton Molesky)
Published: May. 7, 2021 at 5:47 AM CDT|Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 9:08 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin State Patrol says one person is dead after they were hit by a vehicle on I-39 Friday morning just beyond US Highway 151. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle involved is a semi-truck.

A 42-year old man from Sun Prairie was killed, Wisconsin State Patrol confirms. The name is withheld pending notification of the family.

The driver of the truck stopped at the scene and is cooperating in the investigation. The driver has been identified as a 60-year-old man from Bristol. According to Wisconsin State Patrol, the driver was not injured, and alcohol is not a factor.

Dane County dispatch tells us the call came in around 3:45 a.m.

Officials are investigating a car vs. pedestrian crash that was reported around 3:45 AM. The southbound lanes of...

Posted by Colton Molesky NBC15 on Friday, May 7, 2021

All southbound lanes on the interstate there were closed for more than six hours, reopening again shortly before 9 a.m.

It’s unclear why this person was walking on the interstate. NBC15 News are working to gather that information.

Colton Molesky NBC15 is live on the scene, stay with NBC15.com for the latest updates.

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