THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Three Lakes man killed by an alleged drunken driver after he was run over when he tried to help pull the driver out of a ditch.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s County Office said Sunday that 59-year-old George Steinhaus was pronounced dead at the scene Friday night.
An initial investigation showed the truck was heading northbound on Highway X in the town of Three Lakes when it went into the southbound ditch. Steinhaus was trying to help pull the truck out when he was hit as the truck exited the ditch.
The 29-year-old driver of the truck was arrested. The case has been forwarded to the district attorney’s office for possible charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, third offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operation of a motor vehicle after license revocation, and failure to install an ignition interlock device.
No formal charges had been filed as of noon Sunday.