MONROE COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A La Crosse man is dead after being hit by a car while walking in Monroe County. Around 7:45 Monday night, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a pedestrian hit by a car on Highway 71 near Dakota Avenue, north of Sparta.

Deputies say 77-year-old Vaneng Vang was walking on the highway when he was hit by a 52-year-old man from Blair. Vang died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.