Wisconsin woman who stopped to help other drivers struck and killed

Posted at 11:50 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 19:22:34-04

CALAMUS, Wis. (AP) -- A Beaver Dam woman was killed after she stopped on a highway to help two motorists involved in a crash and was hit by another vehicle.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says the 37-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck that swerved to avoid hitting her vehicle about 5:15 a.m. Thursday.

"Make sure you pull well off the road, off into the shoulder if you can," said Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt.

She was pronounced dead at the scene on Highway 151 in the town of Calamus. Authorities didn't immediately identify her.

"Unfortunately this happened was this vehicle stopped in the middle of the lane of traffic during rush hour on Highway 151," Schmidt said.

The driver of the pickup wasn't hurt.