A 31-year-old woman was killed after she stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, according to Capt. Ron Oremus.
The Waukesha Police Department was dispatched to the pedestrian vs. vehicle crash at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday at Highway 164 north of East Broadway. The woman was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Flight For Life was unable to respond because of the weather conditions, according to the police department's call log.
The witnesses told authorities that the woman was standing in the far right southbound lane. When a driver of a pick-up truck swerved into the center lane to avoid her, she stepped toward the vehicle and was hit by the front passenger side, according to the release.
The accident remains under investigation and authorities are not releasing the woman’s identity at this time. Authorities on scene did not believe the driver was intoxicated but took a sample of the driver's blood as evidence, according to the call log.