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Updated: Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Loomis Road Monday

The accident occurred Monday afternoon near the intersection of Loomis and Layton Avenue.

UPDATED: 8:15 p.m. Monday

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 4500 block of West Loomis Road Monday afternoon, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt. 

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, a 54-year-old South Milwaukee man, who was walking southwest bound on Loomis Road in the curb lane of the roadway.

He was struck by a 31-year-old Greendale woman driving a Cadillac Escalade northeast bound, according to Wentlandt.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the crash.

The Wisconsin State Patrol has been called in to assist in the investigation, Wentlandt said.

The accident caused major delays for afternoon commuters. One witness told Patch police shut down the northbound lane of Loomis from Layton Avenue to Edgerton Avenue.

A resident in the area told Newsradio 620 he saw the man just before he was struck by the Escalade.

Mary Ann October 15, 2012 at 11:14 PM
was wondering what happened. Went out about 4:00pm on Edgerton and Loomis, road was closed, came back about 1 1/2 hrs. later, still closed and police car blocking Loomis with barracades also. Helicopters above as I was filling up my car with gas, only $3.49/gallon at Mobil on Loomis and Edgerton. Came home as brought this up on computer about accident.
KHD October 16, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Tragic, but how can you not see a person? On a cell phone maybe?
KayKelley October 16, 2012 at 01:44 AM
KHD, clearly you're not familiar with this particular area (there are plenty of businesses on that corner as well as the freeway entrance that is constantly under construction). When I was growing up if you had to walk that way, it was jokingly referred to as "suicide path"- meaning you take a stroll on that street, it could very well be suicide. Please don't get me wrong, I am in NO WAY indicating that this accident was the pedestrian's fault in any way. This area has been dangerous for pedestrians for as long as I can remember. It's been an issue for a very long time and nothing has been done about it except build more businesses to attract more traffic. It's awful that something like this has to happen for the problem to be addressed.
Str8shooter October 16, 2012 at 02:00 AM
There are sidewalks by the freeway now so that shouldn't be an issue but if its in the 4500blk as stated, that would be south of Layton which has fewer businesses but sidewalks for only a bit.
imviktim October 16, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Not disagreeing w/ KayKelley' statements...but this crash happened south of Layton - closer to Walgreens and not by the Freeway. Very tragic!
KHD October 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM
KayKelly, clearly you are not familiar with the area, the accident was a few blocks from where you are stating. I have lived in Greenfield for almost 40yrs and am very familiar with the area. It is a very busy roadway these days, you are correct. What I am saying is, HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE A PERSON IN THE ROAD? There might be other circumstances, like the person stepped off the curb into the car. We will find out. I do alot of driving and hardly a day goes by, where I Have to take some invasive action,( Honk, Break, move over), to avoid someone driving and talking or texting on their cell phone.. All the new study's out today, say that using cell phones and driving, has become more dangerous than drunk driving. It has to stop and laws passed to deter this. I am sure that the investigators will check for this. I just don't understand if you are paying attention to driving, how you can miss seeing a person?
Karen October 16, 2012 at 02:09 PM
It is important for us to wait until the entire incident is investigated and reconstructed before we start claiming it was negligence or suicide. I believe the incident was close to the medical office buildings, Ray's Butcher Shoppe, and Southpointe Health Care Center. These businesses are quite a distance from the entrance to I-894. I drive that route quite often and do see walkers and bikers in the curbside lane which is dangerous because so many people like to speed on Loomis Road, often using the curb lane to pass (sigh). I don't remember if there is a sidewalk running on both sides of that stretch of Loomis. I send my condolences to the friends and family of the victim and hope that the driver is cleared of wrongdoing. But let's let the police make the call on this one please.
robert heule October 17, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Years ago when Loomis was being reconstructed, the Wisconsin D.O.T. decided not install sidewalks on that part of Loomis. The reason being that backward Greenfield at the time refused to install sidewalks on its main roads, namely S. 43rd St , W. Cold Spring Rd. and a few others. So the DOT said why should we do it if they(Greenfield) don't care about sidewalks along its own roads.Unfortunately, some opposition still exists despite generational changes. Edgerton besides being a embarrassment and disgrace as people enter the city from the east or west, it is a potentail death trap to pedistrians and bikers. the same goes for 43rd St between Layton and Ramsey. it's time for the city to move its road improvement projects ahead before more tragic incidents like that of this past Monday don't occur again.
Chrystyl January 13, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Just got done reading about the woman who hit the man on Loomis back in October and now this one? My first reaction....................AGAIN??????
Chrystyl January 13, 2013 at 07:18 PM
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