Fatal accident shuts down Highway 83 in Waukesha County

CREATED Mar 11, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 11, 2014

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TOWN OF MERTON -- One man is dead after an accident in Waukesha County Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the scene around 6:30 a.m.

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, a vehicle struck a deer on Highway 83 near Highway Q. After pulling over, police believe the driver exited his car to remove the deer from the road and was hit by a vehicle driving southbound on Highway 83 from County Line Road.

The victim, 42, of Waterford, died of his injuries at a Summit hospital.

Highway 83 was closed for three hours Tuesday morning due to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.