Police ID pedestrian struck and killed by pickup in Superior

November 2, 2017

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Police have released the name of a 59-year-old man who was struck and killed as he crossed a road in Superior.

The victim is identified as Kenneth Meinke of Superior. Police say Meinke was crossing Tower Avenue, which is Highway 35, when a pickup truck with a plow struck him shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. Meinke died at the scene.

Police say Meinke apparently was in the crosswalk. The road was wet at the time.

Authorities say the 38-year-old man from Duluth, Minnesota, who was driving the pickup has been cooperating with investigators.

Superior police and the Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating.

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