COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a semi truck.
Cottage Grove police say emergency crews responded to the crash on US 12/18 west of CTH BN in the Town of Cottage Grove around 12:00 p.m. Monday.
According to Cottage Grove Police Chief Chris Hughes, a 41-year-old Deerfield woman parked her vehicle on the shoulder of the highway and was hit by a passing semi truck and trailer. She died at the scene.
Officials say the driver of the semi truck is a 22-year-old man from Brancroft. He was not hurt in the crash.
Police are still trying to determine why the woman was in the traffic lane. They say their investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released pending family notification.
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