The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of the woman that was killed Thursday after a Wisconsin Union delivery truck driven by a University of Wisconsin student backed over her.

Edith "Edie" Dixon. Photo from UW release.

Edith “Edie” Dixon. [Photo via UW statement.]


The woman was Edith M. Dixon, 62, from Madison, Wis. Dixon was a senior academic librarian at Memorial Library.

The statement from the examiner’s office said her death was the result of injuries from the accident.

A UW statement said Dixon was a library systems and data expert. Mitch Lundquist, manager of computer operations for UW libraries and Dixon’s supervisor, said Dixon always found a way to make her colleagues smile.

“She had the laugh of an extrovert – full, heartfelt, infectious,” Lundquist said in the statement. “Edie was engaging and approachable, a wonderful confidant, lending a thoughtful caring ear when needed.”

The Wisconsin Union also offered its sympathies in the statement. The Union said it is awaiting results of a Madison Police investigation into the accident and is also conducting an independent review of its safety practices.

 

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