Sheriff's Office identifies construction worker killed in crash

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Brown County Sheriff's Office has identified a construction worker killed in a crash in the Town of Ledgeview as Eric Anderson of the De Pere area.

Construction worker killed in crash on County Highway G in the Town of Ledgeview. Sept. 23, 2019 (WBAY Photo)

The driver of the pickup truck who struck Anderson was identified as James Schott of the Kiel area. Schott remains hospitalized at this time.

The crash happened Monday morning on County Highway G (Dickinson Road) east of Scray Hill Road.

Officials say Schott's pickup truck was traveling east on CTH G just past Scray Hill Road when it struck the back of a "low-boy trailer" stopped on the side of the road to offload a bulldozer.

Anderson was struck during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

"We got on scene, observed a pickup truck that had struck the back of a low boy semi, and in the process of the crash, a pedestrian was struck and fatally injured," says Lt. Scott Vandevoort.

Schott's pickup truck spun and flipped. He was ejected and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office says Anderson was working for a private company that was subcontracted to work on condo development in the area.

No one else was involved in the crash.

Crews were called to the scene at about 7:18 a.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The Sheriff's Office is asking witnesses or people who were in the area at the time of the crash to call them at 920-448-4241.

Action 2 News will update this developing story.

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