Clark County Highway Worker Struck and Killed by Drunk Driver

CLARK COUNTY, WI (OnFocus) – [PRESS RELEASE] Clark County authorities are investigating a one-vehicle crash that took the life of a highway worker. On August 8th 2021, at about 1:18 AM, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of an accident on CTH G by Mann Road in the Township of Hendren.

Initial investigation indicates that at about 12:00 AM, two Clark County Highway Workers were sent to a tree that was across CTH G by Mann Road. They arrived there at about 1 AM and started to remove the tree. At about 1:18 AM, one of the workers called 911 and said that a vehicle struck him. When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered that a vehicle was traveling south on CTH G and struck the workers and tree.

The caller was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The other highway worker died at the scene of the crash.

The operator of the vehicle, Cory D. Neumueller, 28 yrs. old, was arrested for Causing Injury and Homicide by Intoxicated use of a vehicle and is currently in the Clark County Jail. Speed and vehicle operator impairment appear to be factors in the accident.

The Greenwood Area Ambulance and Fire Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Clark County Sheriff and Coroner’s Office’s responded to the scene. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Coroner Richard Schleifer is continuing the investigation into the crash with members of the State Patrol.

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