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Officials say driver who struck and killed woman was drunk

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Posted at 10:38 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 16:07:21-04

TOWN OF SAUKVILLE, Wis. — Sheriff’s officials say a driver who struck and killed a woman trimming grass along a ditch in Ozaukee County was intoxicated at the time.

Authorities say the 82-year-old Town of Saukville woman was killed Saturday about 3:30 p.m. along county Highway Y when a pickup truck entered the ditch and struck her.

The 34-year-old West Bend man driving the pickup then struck a power pole, breaking it off.

The driver, identified as Matthew Adnerson, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and arrested on a possible charge of operating while intoxicated causing death.

The 82-year-old woman was identified as Marlene Braun.

The investigation is ongoing.

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