MILWAUKEE — A 22-year-old man died Sunday after walking from the shoulder into one of the lanes on northbound I-94, where an oncoming car hit him, authorities say.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 22-year-old Payton Claybaugh of Hortonville.
The ME's report states police on northbound I-94 in the Marquette Interchange found the victim lying on top of a vehicle.
A driver previously called 911 reporting a person walking on the freeway.
Two sisters in a different car reported seeing the victim stumbling on the shoulder and then into one of the lanes. He then stepped in front of the car with his hands behind his head. The vehicle was heading between 50 and 60 miles per hour when it hit the victim.
The incident happened around 12:30 a.m.
The westbound lanes were closed for more than five hours following the crash, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.