Pedestrian flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by minivan near Tomah

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT)– A vehicle hit a pedestrian walking on Highway 16 near County Highway T outside Tomah on Friday night, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. The pedestrian was flown to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Monroe County 911 Communications Center received the 911 call at 9:25 Friday night.

At the scene, deputies were told that a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling eastbound on Highway 16. The pedestrian was walking westbound in the eastbound lane. The sheriff’s office did not say what led to the pedestrian being hit.

The driver of the Dodge Grand Caravan was uninjured.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of the family.

Highway 16 was closed for 1.5 hours while the crash investigation was completed.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Tomah Area Ambulance Service, Fort McCoy Ambulance Service, Oakdale Fire Department, Oakdale First Responders, Tomah Rescue Technicians and Gundersen Air.