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A 39-year-old Eau Claire pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi Wednesday night in Lake Hallie.

The victim — whose name had not been released — was found lying along the shoulder of Business Hwy. 53 about 11:20 p.m., according to Lake Hallie police.

Police had received a report of a man walking southbound in the northbound lane of traffic.

He was found lying along the road wearing dark blue jeans and a black T-shirt.

Police said the man had been walking home from Walmart south of 27th Avenue near the Farm & Fleet store.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting the Lake Hallie police with the investigation.

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