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David Talford, 27, killed when struck by car after leaving funeral and likely under the influence of alcohol near Trego, WI

Modified Date: 
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:02am
Accident Date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014

Wis. man returning from funeral is struck and killed by car

The driver of the car told investigators that he suddenly observed a man male subject running directly at his vehicle. The driver attempted to stop his vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said, but was unable to do so before striking the victim. 

Sheriff: Wisconsin guardsman fatally struck in highway accident after comrade's funeral

The friend tells authorities Talford had pulled over to take a nap because he was too intoxicated to drive. Authorities say it's unclear why Talford got out of his car and was in the highway lane. Authorities say the crash was an accident.

WDIO-TV reports Talford served in the National Guard for eight years and had been deployed to Iraq.

Talford and a friend had been drinking after the funeral, with his friend driving the two around. After his friend pulled over and said he was too intoxicated to continue the drive, Talford must have tried to continue on foot, where he was struck by a car.
People Involved: 
David Talford
Roadway: 
Highway 53
City: 
Trego, WI

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