Menomonee Falls man killed in 1-41 crash

By Freeman Staff

August 18, 2018

WEST BEND - A 37-yearold Menomonee Falls man was killed during an vehicle crash on Interstate 41 on Friday afternoon, according to a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was notified about the accident at 3:42 p.m. The passenger car vs. semitruck crash occurred on I-41, approximately one mile north of County Trunk K, in the Town of Addison.

An on-scene investigation shows the northbound passenger car, operated by the Menomonee Falls man, crossed over the center median and into southbound traffic on I-41. The passenger car struck the driver’s side of the semitruck and continued under the semi’s trailer, where it struck the tandem axle, causing the axle to become dislodged from the trailer. The Menomonee Falls man sustained fatal injuries. The semi driverwasn’t injured.

Southbound traffic on I-41 between Hwy 33 and County Trunk K was shut down for 7 hours to facilitate investigative and cleanup efforts.

The victim’s name is not being released pending notification of his family. The accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.