Eau Claire man walking along highway hit and killed by semi


LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (WEAU) – An Eau Claire man is dead after walking on the shoulder of Business 53 at night.

Officers determined the crash took place on Business Highway 53 near the Farm & Fleet store. The pedestrian had been walking home south in the northbound lane from Wal-Mart when a semi hit the man.

According to the Lake Hallie Police, they responded to a report of a person lying along the shoulder of the highway on Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 39-year-old deceased male who was wearing dark blue jeans and a black shirt.

The name of the male is not being released at this time.

The driver of the semi is co-operating with the ongoing investigation.