A Wisconsin National Guardsman has been identified by Washburn County authorities after being struck and killed by a vehicle on a highway near Trego last week.
The 27-year-old and a friend were driving back from a comrade’s funeral, when, according to the victim’s friend, he pulled over to take a nap because he was too intoxicated to drive. They had been drinking at several bars after the funeral, according to the friend. The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office is uncertain as to why the victim got out of his vehicle and was in the highway lane after pulling over to the side of the road, but the incident has been identified as an accident.
The victim served on the National Guard for eight years and had been deployed to Iraq.
Highway accidents are typically some of the most severe traffic collisions seen on Wisconsin roadways. High speeds are often involved, and if a victim is a pedestrian, the result is likely to be catastrophic or deadly. That is why it is so important to remember several safety tips:
Of course every situation is different, so you must use your own judgment when it comes to handling an emergency on a highway.
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