GERMANTOWN -- A man was found dead on I-41 after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday night, July 21.
At around 11:45 p.m., Germantown police officers responded to a disorderly conduct report at the McDonald's restaurant located off of County Line Road. Before they arrived, the suspect fled the scene on foot.
While officers were looking for the suspect, police say they received a call from a driver reporting that they had struck a pedestrian on I-41 southbound just south of County Line Road.
When officers arrived at the scene of the crash, they found the pedestrian, 25-year-old Tray Miller of Germantown, dead. According to police, Miller's injuries appeared to be consistent with those suffered in a crash.
The driver of the striking vehicle was heading southbound on I-41 in the center lane when the man ran across the road and was struck. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.
"Nobody expects a person to charge out into traffic. As a driver, you just don't expect that. You don't have time to react because you're just not expecting it. You feel sad for the family and for the person that was driving at the time. You don't expect it," said Scott Mendini, neighbor.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, all southbound lanes were closed for about three hours.
An investigation is ongoing.