BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) — A 24-year-old Allouez man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after authorities said he was hit by multiple vehicles Saturday while trying to cross a highway.
In a news release issued Sunday, the Brown County Sheriff's Office said deputies were dispatched around 10:57 p.m. Saturday to the area of Libal Street and STH 172 for reports of a man who was running in traffic. Before the deputies arrived, the sheriff's office said the man had jumped a fence and ran out of sight.
As authorities were working to set up a perimeter to find the man, the sheriff's office said several 911 calls came into the Brown County Communication Center of a male laying on STH 172 westbound at Libal Street.
The sheriff's office believes the man was struck by multiple vehicles as he tried to cross the highway, including a 2011 Hinda Civic and a 2017 Ford F-150. The sheriff's office said both drivers of these vehicles called 911 to report the incident. Neither of the drivers, nor their passengers, were injured in the incident.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office identified the man as a 24-year-old man from Allouez. Authorities didn't release his name. Deputies treated the man at the scene and then took him to the hospital for injuries the sheriff's office described as "very serious" and "life-threatening."
The incident is being investigated by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit and Investigative Division.