One Worker Killed Another Struck in Wisconsin

June 28, 2024
Man was allegedly driving without a license and had a seizure.

One construction worker has died and another was injured after a man drove through an active work zone on westbound Capitol Drive near Pewaukee Road in the city of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. 

According to a report from WISN.com, the fatal accident occured after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, when a 49-year-old man driving a pickup truck rear-ended a car, first killing the 76-year-old woman behind the wheel.

The pickup truck driver then continued west on Capitol Drive and plowed through a group of constructions workers working at the intersection.

Authorities said a 46-year-old male construction worker died at the hospital from his injuries. The other construction worker, a 47-year-old man, is expected to survive.

The identities of those involved have not been released at this time. 

It was later found that the driver, Jade Moen, had a seizure while allegedly driving without a license. 

According to a report from gmtoday.com, Moen is facing two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of first-degree reckless injury, two counts of knowingly operating without a valid license causing death, one count of knowingly operating without a valid license causing great bodily harm, and one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

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