Truck driver trying to save turtle struck and killed by vehicle on I-94 near 7 Mile Road
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle on I-94 northbound, was struck by another driver and killed on Friday, May 29.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation was notified of the incident just after 9:15 a.m.
Traffic Alert- I94 NB at 7 Mile Rd has 2 lanes closed for a crash investigation. Please utilize alternate routes (US 45 or HWY 38) and avoid the area. This will be closed for several hours.— Racine County Sheriff's Office (@RacineSheriff) May 29, 2020
The Wisconsin State Patrol reports the tow truck driver stopped with lights on to remove the turtle from the roadway when he was struck by a passing semi-tractor and trailer unit.
The semi-tractor and trailer unit and driver were located in Ripon.
An investigation is ongoing.