A man was killed while walking home from a local Wal-Mart. It was on Wednesday July 17, about 11:20 pm when the Lake Hallie Police responded to a report of a
person lying along the shoulder of Business 53.
Just prior to this call, a motorist called the department to report that a male subject was walking southbound in the northbound lane of traffic. While officers were responding to this call a second motorist called to report somebody lying on the side of the highway in that same area.
When officers arrived in the area they found a male subject who was wearing dark blue jeans and a black tee shirt. The 39 year old man from Eau Claire was deceased on Business Highway 53 south of 27th Avenue near the Farm & Fleet store. It was determined that a northbound semi-tractor and trailer had struck the pedestrian. The driver is cooperating with the traffic crash investigation.