Poynette Man Killed After Being Struck By A Vehicle In Dekorra

(Dekorra) A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the Town of Dekorra Friday afternoon. At 2:46pm, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Tipperary Road. When a deputy arrived on scene, they found the pedestrian to have sustained significant injuries and the driver of the vehicle was trapped inside and was later extricated by the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department. The preliminary investigation showed that the vehicle was traveling east on Tipperary Road when it went off the roadway to the right, overcorrected and began to spin. Sheriff Roger Brandner says the pedestrian was walking against the traffic and was struck by the vehicle which then went up a retaining wall and rolled over. He says the driver, a 76-year-old male from Dane, received minor injuries. The pedestrian, a 70-year-old male from Poynette, died at the scene. Brandner says the names of those involved are being withheld at this time. He says speed is a factor in the crash which remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.