Mequon Man Struck by Car after Running onto a County Highway Chasing After His Stolen Car
A Mequon man was struck by an accelerating vehicle on STH 83 when he ran after his stolen vehicle.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen auto at the Rapid Mart located at 1717 STH 83 in the Town of Erin on Saturday at 9:10pm.
According to Sheriff's Office, a 36-year-old Mequon man stopped for gas and when he went inside to pay, a subject exited the store and entered the victim’s vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a white 2005 Mercedes C24 4 door with Louisiana plates.
The victim saw his vehicle go out the north entrance and then turn south on Hy 83.
The victim ran after it, stood in the middle of 83, and was struck by the accelerating vehicle.
He tumbled over the hood and windshield and fell off the passenger side of the vehicle taking the mirror with him. The vehicle then fled eastbound on 167. The victim refused rescue although he had multiple scrapes on his legs and arms.
Sheriff's Office believes that another vehicle described as possibly a blue Sorrento Kia with a temp tag on the back window, had dropped off the main suspect at the gas station. That vehicle also went eastbound after the theft. The only descriptions of the suspects at this point are that they are two black men.