Oct. 29, 2017 – Kohlsville, WI – On Oct. 29, 2017, at 2:38 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a male pedestrian that was walking in the roadway on County Highway D in the Town of Wayne. A short time later we received of a call of a man lying on the side of the road. Deputies responded along with Kewaskum Police, Kohlsville first responders, Kewaskum Fire Department, and West Bend Intercept. Passing motorists had stopped to check on the man and started to administer CPR, which was taken over by first responders.
The 37-year-old West Bend man was pronounced dead at the scene, as a result of being struck by a car. The driver of the striking vehicle, a 53-year-old male from the Town of Trenton, returned to the scene, and was taken into custody for OWI, and homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist. The incident remains under investigation, but alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor.
This is the seventh traffic fatality in the county this year.