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Pedestrian struck, killed on County Line Road in Germantown; police looking for third vehicle that hit her

GERMANTOWN -- Germantown police are investigating after a 23-year-old woman from Milwaukee was struck by three vehicles and killed on Monday morning, February 6th.

It happened on County Line Road near Tree Tops Drive around 6:00 a.m.

Police are calling this a tragic accident.

Pedestrian struck, killed on County Line Road in Germantown

"She was walking westbound in the westbound lanes of traffic. She was struck. She landed in the eastbound lanes of traffic and two more vehicles struck her while in the eastbound lanes of traffic," Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said.

The crash shut down a section of County Line Road for several hours Monday morning.

Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell

Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell

"Officers did attempt CPR, but she was pronounced dead on the scene," Chief Hoell said.

Chief Hoell said the initial striking vehicle remained at the scene.

"He knew that he had hit something, so he pulled over to see what it was, but the other two went through a debris field where the victim was laying and third one may not even know they struck anything," Chief Hoell said.

The second vehicle was located.

"It`s fair to say that both drivers are shaken up by the ordeal. You`re not expecting to see a pedestrian in the middle of a busy road," Chief Hoell said.

Pedestrian struck, killed on County Line Road in Germantown

Police are still looking for the third vehicle.

"We`d like them to come forward so we can complete our investigation and find out what they saw," Chief Hoell said.

Police said the victim is from Milwaukee, but few other details were being released Monday.

"Why she was in the street, we don`t know yet," Chief Hoell said.

They do know she was wearing dark clothing and the street was not lit up.

Pedestrian struck, killed on County Line Road in Germantown

"I think because of the location, it was dark, and that is not something a driver would anticipate being in the middle of the road," Chief Hoell said.

Chief Hoell said at this point, he does not anticipate any charges against the striking drivers. He did ask that anyone with information about the third vehicle call police.

Pedestrian struck, killed on County Line Road in Germantown

 

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3 comments

  • Voice of Reason

    That is a busy road and wearing dark clothes, walking in the road in the dark is just asking to be struck. Unfortunate all the way around for all. Wonder if the victim was staying at one of the hotels there???

  • Realist

    I drove that stretch last night around 9 and there were two people walking in the road, likely leaving the FedEx building after work. I didn’t see them until I was right by them and easily could have struck them both. How tragic.

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