UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Public Works employee dies after being hit by car while on the job

UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Public Works employee dies after being hit by car while on the job

Updated: 8:30 p.m. September 18, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Friends and neighbors are remembering Dan Huck as a beloved family man, employee, and neighbor.

"He just became a grandfather this July and he was very proud about that,” said Mary Siuta, who lived across the street from Huck for decades. “I feel very sad that he's not going to get a chance to see this granddaughter because it was a big event for him in his life."

Siuta also says Huck would shovel snow off the sidewalks for the people around him, and mowed the grass of an elderly neighbor.

Chief Tim Zarzecki of the Mount Pleasant Police Department says Huck was wearing a reflective vest and his vehicle’s flashers were on when he stepped into the road Monday and was struck by a car.

“The driver of the vehicle's been very cooperative,” Zarzecki said. “It was a sudden incident and quite shocking for all involved."

In a statement, the Village of Mount Pleasant said,

"We are heart-broken by the loss of Dan Huck. Dan was struck by a vehicle yesterday while doing his job. Our thoughts are with Dan's family as they grieve his loss. Dan was a 22-year veteran of the Village’s Sewer Utility. He will be missed by his co-workers. Dan is survived by two daughters and a grandchild."

"Most veteran people here knew him or knew of him,” Zarzecki said. “We're very sad to learn of his passing. The employees are dealing with it as best they can but it is quite devastating."

Zarzecki says there’s nothing to suggest at this time that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

No arrests have been made.


Updated: 10:51 a.m. September 18, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Village of Mount Pleasant has confirmed that the Public Works employee hit by a car has died.

He has been identified as Dan Huck, a 22 year veteran of the Village's Sewer Utility.

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Huck was marking utility locations along the median of Hwy 31 when he was hit by a car.

The crash remains under investigation.


Posted: 8:40 p.m. September 17, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Mount Pleasant Public Works employee is in critical condition after he was hit by a car while on the job. 

It happened around 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon at Green Bay Road near Shirley Avenue in Mount Pleasant. 

Police say the driver, a 55-year-old woman, was going northbound when she hit the worker. 

He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Milwaukee hospital by helicopter. 

Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and say the worker was outside of his truck and wearing reflective clothing when the crash happened. 

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