**Updated 1 p.m. Sept. 30
Mount Pleasant police Wednesday afternoon released the names of the husband and wife who were hit by a car Tuesday.
Otto and Ulla Theuer, of Mount Pleasant, were struck by a car Tuesday afternoon just east of the intersection of Sunnyslope and Washington Avenue.
Ulla passed away at the scene, and Otto was transported with head trauma and internal injuries first to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s before being airlifted by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit Wednesday.
Mount Pleasant police and rescue crews from South Shore Fire Department were called at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday to the 6600 block of Washington Avenue for a report of a car vs. pedestrian accident. When police and fire arrived at the scene, they found a Ulla, 71, and Otto, 74, injured and immediately administered first aid and life-saving measures.
The couple were crossing Washington Avenue from the south side of the street, but they were not using the crosswalk, a press release from Mount Pleasant police Sgt. Paul Maccari reads.
A 44-year-old man was driving the four-door Buick LaSabre that hit the couple, and he stayed at the scene to help police with their investigation of the incident.
The westbound lanes of Washington Avenue were closed and traffic was rerouted but re-opened at 6:30 p.m.
The woman reportedly suffered a skull fracture that contributed her death, sources told Racine County Eye.
Who was at fault is not yet clear, but alcohol is not considered a factor at this time.
We will update this story as details become available.