Man struck by vehicle, killed while walking across I-94 in Pewaukee

WAUKESHA COUNTY -- A man died on I-94 westbound Tuesday night after he left a disabled vehicle and was hit by another car. 

It happened just after 9 p.m. in the City of Pewaukee. 

Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputies say the car was experiencing mechanical issues and pulled over near the center median. 

A passenger in the car then tried to walk across the freeway but was hit by another vehicle. 

The accident forced Sheriff’s Deputies to shut down the freeway for 5 hours while they investigated the crash. 

Captain Timothy Carnahan with the Wisconsin State Patrol said during a roadside emergency on the highway, stay in the vehicle.

"That vehicle is a protective medal cage. It's designed to take impact. It's your safest spot along the roadway," said Carnahan.

He adds:

  • Stop on the side of a highway only if it's the last resort
  • Don't get out of the car,  remain inside the vehicle with the seat belt buckled 
  • Pull over to the right side of the road if possible
  • Don't perform repairs on your car. Call for assistance. 
  • Turn on hazards and pop the hood 

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