Semi vs Pedestrian on I41
Posted on 12/27/2023
Date: December 27, 2023
Case: 23-44292 Semi vs. Pedestrian on I41
Authority: Lieutenant of Detectives Tim Kemps

Washington County Sheriff’s investigators remain on the scene of a fatal semi versus pedestrian accident that occurred on Interstate 41 at Sherman Road in the Town of Polk at around 7:45 am this morning. Northbound I41 remains closed at this time at is expected to be closed until at least 1 pm.

The male victim was struck in the middle of the traffic lanes of the interstate. The semi-truck driver was uninjured remained on scene and has been fully cooperative with investigators.

Deputies and officers with the Slinger Police Department were dispatched to the area just before the accident for a possible distressed individual on the Sherman Road overpass. No additional information on the events surrounding this will be released at this time.

The incident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office. We were also assisted on the scene by the Slinger Fire Department, Washington County Highway Shop, and Lifestar Ambulance.