A man suspected in his wife’s murder killed himself by stepping in front of a semi truck in Wisconsin over the weekend.
The incident took place on the afternoon of Sunday, September 12th in Madison, Wisconsin.
According to Channel 3000, police were called to a home in the 10 block of Darien Circle off of N. High Point Rd. after receiving reports that someone was dead. A woman who appeared to have been “violently, physically attacked” was found in the home and was declared dead on scene after crews attempted to revive her.
It was discovered that the woman’s husband fled the scene in his car shortly after her death, and he was deemed a suspect in her murder. The man reportedly exited his vehicle on the Beltline near Old Sauk Road and was hit by another vehicle but was not seriously hurt. The man then got back into his vehicle and drove to I-39/90 near Buckeye Road. There, he once again left his car and ran into traffic. This time, he was struck and killed by a semi truck.
The driver of the semi, a 71-year-old woman from Spokane, Washington, was not injured.
The incident is currently being investigated as a murder-suicide. Officers say there is no danger to the public, and declined to say how the woman was killed. The names of the people involved have not been released.