Pedestrian killed in crash ID’d as Stoughton VFW Commander

Pedestrian killed in crash ID’d as Stoughton VFW Commander
Patrick Nowlin

The pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car Monday night has been identified as the VFW Commander in Stoughton.

Patrick Nowlin , 69, was pronounced dead at the hospital Monday night after being hit by a car around 7 p.m. in the 800 block of North Page Street. He was killed on his way to a meeting a the local American Legion Hall.

Nowlin won the lottery in April 2007 . He donated some of his earnings to help the local VFW and American Legion. He helped update the VFW, replacing the bar and adding a ramp outside the building.

“Anything that had to do with veterans Patrick was there,” James Oler of the American Legion said. “He’d give to the honor flight. He’d give to veterans that couldn’t pay their dues.”

“He helped us financially when we needed it but it wasn’t an open check book and we had to earn our way too. He was well admired and will be missed,” Doug Olson of the VFW said.

According to a news release, 47-year-old Charles Arnold, of Madison, was driving a 2016 Toyota RAV4 was headed north on Page Street when he struck Nowlin while he was walking east in the crosswalk at the intersection with West Street.

Arnold stopped immediately and remained on the scene, police said. The investigation is continuing.