The man accused of hitting and killing tow truck operator Nathan Walsh has been charged with felony homicide.
Online court records show 50-year-old Steven E. Dolan of La Crosse was charged November 20 with Homicide by Negligent Operation/Vehicle after the incident occurred on October 20. Dolan is due in Jackson County court December 8 for his initial appearance.
According to the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Dolan was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 just above the 65 mph speed limit when the truck crossed the fog line and hit Nathan Walsh, 38, of Osseo, who was assisting a disabled white SUV about three miles east of Osseo in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94.
Nate was very involved in the Northwest Region TIME Program and attended the last meeting just two weeks before his untimely death. He was wearing reflective gear and near a tow truck with flashing emergency lights when he was struck.
The TIME Program would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of the family and friends of Nate Walsh, Operations Manager for Jerry’s Towing in Roberts and former owner of Loft Towing in Osseo. Nate was tragically killed on Monday, October 20 while assisting a motorist along I-94 near Osseo. His loss to his family, his profession and the WI Towing Association is difficult to accept or understand.
A family friend says a fund for the family has been set up. Donations can be dropped off at any United Bank location, or mailed to P.O. Box 10, Osseo, 54758. Online donations are being accepted through PayPal. The account is firstname.lastname@example.org.