Wausau Pilot & Review

The woman who died Friday while crossing Hwy. 51 in Woodruff has been identified as 71-year-old Mary Ellen Zlensky, of Minocqua.

Wisconsin State Patrol officials say Zlensky was crossing the highway at Lemma Creek Road in the town of Woodruff when a 52-year-old man driving a 2019 Ford F250 Super Duty pickup struck her in the southbound lanes. The crash was reported at about 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Zlensky died at the scene. The pickup driver, 52-year-old William Gamblin, of Illinois, was not injured in the crash. Police say he is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Alcohol is not suspected and the driver was not cited.