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State trooper killed by drunk driver

Police report that a Wisconsin State Trooper was killed around 8:38 p.m. Sunday in a two-vehicle crash while responding to a fellow officer’s request for help in making an arrest.

The accident occurred on Highway 47 in the westbound lanes. A witness to the crash told police that a pick up truck suddenly pulled in front of the troopers cruiser, entering the highway from a side road without its lights on. The trooper struck the car, dying instantly.

The 49-year-old driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital, where he was later charged with suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. Police who administered a breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident measured the man’s blood alcohol at double the legal limit.

The officer leaves behind a sister, both parents, and his wife of two years.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a drunk driver or lost a loved one to the deplorable actions of a drunk driver, call the Madison drunk driving accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 as soon as possible.

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