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Man hit and killed in crash while helping change a tire

Posted: 6:06 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 19:08:41-04
Man hit and killed in crash while helping change a tire

A man from Marathon was hit and killed by a truck Tuesday night while helping another driver change a tire, according to a news release from Wisconsin State Patrol. 

State Patrol says the crash happened I-39 southbound at near mile marker 186.8 in Marathon County near Rothschild. 

A Dodge Ram pickup pulling a camper trailer pulled onto the shoulder to change a flat tire on the trailer. The flat tire was on the driver side, rear axel of the camper.

While he was changing the tire, a semi tractor unit pulled onto the shoulder to help. The driver of the semi tractor unit was walking back to his truck to retrieve some tools, when Wisconsin State Patrol says a straight truck traveling in the second lane hit and killed him.

State Patrol is investigating the crash.