RACINE COUNTY -- Law enforcement officials tell FOX6 News a freeway service driver who had pulled over to remove a turtle from the roadway on northbound I-94 near 7 Mile Road was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, May 29. The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. -- and it shut down two lanes of northbound I-94.
Officials say the freeway service truck was traveling northbound on I-41/94 near 7 Mile Road when the driver stopped, with lights on, in lane four to remove the turtle. While the driver was outside of the service truck on the shoulder of the roadway, he was struck by a passing semi-tractor and trailer unit. The semi-tractor and trailer and driver were later located in Ripon.
The name of the freeway service driver is not being released until family members are notified.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is handling this investigation.
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