A woman was killed in Washington County, Wisconsin on Friday, February 11, upon exiting her car after a crash. Cheryl Mahloch, 51, of Appleton lost control of her vehicle while driving southbound on Highway 41, swerving into the median and hitting a barrier cable on her side of the car. After getting her car out of the median and parking it on the median shoulder, she got out of her car, presumably to seek assistance.
Sometime after Mahloch left her vehicle, she was struck while on foot by an unnamed Milwaukee woman, 26, whose vehicle slid and lost control on a particularly slippery and snow-covered segment of Highway 41 and Highway 45. Early investigations indicate that Mahloch was standing by the rear of her car at the time of the collision.
A deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department discovered Mahloch, lying outstretched on the road north of Holy Hill Road in Richfield Village at around two o’clock Friday afternoon. Ms. Mahloch was taken to Menomonee Falls’ Community Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the car that struck Mahloch sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Community Memorial Hospital by ambulance.
This fatal accident marks the first traffic related death this year in Washinton County, which includes the towns of Allenton, Barton, Germantown, Goldenthal, Hartford, Jackson, Kewaskum, Meeker, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger, and West Bend.
The Appleton personal injury lawyers of Hupy and Abraham offer their thoughts and sympathy to the victim’s family during this difficult time.