The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department has released the name of the man killed by a semitrailer truck early Wednesday morning.

Rafat A. Abdelhadi, 59, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, suffered substantial injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release.

The accident occurred about 3:48 a.m. Wednesday on northbound Interstate 90/39 near Newville Road. Abdelhadi was standing outside his car, which had a flat tire, when a passing semi struck him.

Abdelhadi’s death remains under investigation. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

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