Manitowoc, Wisconsin Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Car Accident

Manitowoc, Wisconsin Woman Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Car AccidentA press release from Jeffrey Schroder, the County Chief Deputy Coroner for Manitowoc, Wisconsin, confirmed the death of a 36-year-old woman as a result of injuries that were allegedly sustained in a car accident. According to the Herald-Times Reporter, the accident took place on the evening of August 16.

Manitowoc police, represented by Lieutenant Karl Puestow, provided details of the car crash, the news source reports. Allegedly, the woman who was killed, whose name was not provided to the press pending notification of her family members, had been passing through a Dewey Street crosswalk on the west side of South 10th Street at approximately 7 p.m. when the accident occurred.

The woman was allegedly hit by a westbound car heading down Dewey Street, as confirmed by Lt. Puestow. The driver of the car was a 25-year-old resident of De Pere, Puestow stated, and his name was not provided to the news source at the time of the report.

Manitowoc Police Department officers questioned the driver at the scene of the accident. He was released after being interviewed, pending the results of further investigation. Inquiry into the crash and reconstruction of the accident’s chronology is ongoing, and is being conducted by local police in collaboration with the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The car accident’s victim suffered multiple injuries, and died from them despite attempts at medical intervention. Her autopsy has been scheduled for August 17, as confirmed by the coroner’s press release cited by the news source.

No additional information has been made available, and must be requested from either the Manitowoc Police Department or the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation states that there were 109,991 traffic accidents in the state during 2009. As a result of those incidents, a total of 542 residents of Wisconsin were killed that year, and 41,589 were injured.