INDEPENDENCE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A woman is dead when she's hit by a vehicle in Independence Wednesday evening.
The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 93/Washington Street and 3rd Street according to the Independence Police Department.
Despite efforts by police and First Responders on the scene, the woman later died at Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.
The driver also went to Tri-County for blood tests as part of the investigation. Based on interviews, the driver was later released. Independence Police say alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the incident. Information on how the woman was hit was not available.
Names of those involved were not released by police.
Press Release from the Independence Police Department:
On Wednesday January 9th, 2013 at 5:54 pm. The Trempealeau County Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on Washington Street (State Road 93) near 3rd Street.
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department and Independence Police Department responded to the crash and found an unresponsive female and began first aid. Medical personnel arrived on scene a short time later and performed CPR on the victim. The victim was transported to Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the striking vehicle was taken to Tri-County Hospital for a legal blood draw, which is standard procedure in fatal crashes. The driver was then interviewed and released. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time.
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