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Wisconsin Woman Killed by Vehicle While Walking Dog


November 13, 2018

BELOIT, WI. – November 5, 2018 - According to an online news report from channel3000.com, a Wisconsin woman was struck and killed by a vehicle November 4 while walking her dog.*

Shortly before 5 p.m. on November 5, 47-year-old April A. Guthrie, of Beloit, Wisconsin, was walking her dog on a Beloit street, when a pickup truck struck her and her dog. Guthrie was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital with critical injuries, and she was tragically pronounced dead later that day. Guthrie’s dog was transported to Veterinarian Emergency Services with life-threatening injuries. The dog’s current condition is not known. 

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as a 56-year-old man from Verona, Wisconsin, stayed at the scene and is reportedly fully cooperating with police. Police said they did not believe the driver was at fault in the crash, but the incident is still under investigation. 

The Beloit Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol are continuing the investigation and have not yet released additional information. 

According to an article from NPR, pedestrian fatalities in the United States are a significant problem. In 2017, nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S., a number that represents a 25-year high for the second year in a row. Pedestrian deaths increased by 27 percent from 2007 to 2016. Two possible explanations for the year-over-year increases are more vehicles on the road due to lower gas prices and high instances of distracted driving. 

And while the Governor’s Highway Safety Association says increases in pedestrian fatalities appear to be slowing, too many people are dying in these types of accidents every year. Pedestrian fatalities rose in 2017 in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Five states — California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Arizona — carried 30 percent of the U.S. population in 2017 but made up 43 percent of the pedestrian deaths that year. 

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Sources:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/28/589453431/pedestrian-fatalities-remain-at-25-year-high-for-second-year-in-a-row

https://www.channel3000.com/news/crime/pedestrian-killed-in-rock-county-crash-identified/845799770


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