Pedestrian dies after being hit by semi in Manitowoc County

MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Manitowoc man is dead after police say he was hit by a semi in the Town of Newton. 

It happened just after 1:00 a.m. on February 2 in the area of County Road CR south of Viebahn Street. 

The Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office says a 52-year-old Manitowoc man was hauling milk in a tanker trailer for Wiese Trucking from Lomira when he collided with a pedestrian, later identified as 70-year-old James Eberhardt. Eberhardt was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. The crash is still under investigation. 

Share this article: