A Barron County man faces charges of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian. Deputies took 33-year-old Jim Lo of Barron into custody on Thursday afternoon.
The victim, 26-year-old Logan L. Paulson of Almena, was discovered along U.S. Highway 8 between Almena and Turtle Lake. Paulson was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday morning. An initial investigation indicated that Paulson was walking along the highway when struck by a vehicle sometime during the night.
Lo is being held in the Barron County Jail. The case has been referred to the Barron County District Attorney’s Office on formal charges expected next week. The case is still under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol.