UPDATE: Truck Driver Dies After Near Collision with Car
The driver of a semi-truck died after an accident at Nicholson and 5-Mile Road Saturday afternoon.
Updated at 8:45 a.m. Sunday to include identification of drivers
The driver of a semi-truck has died after his vehicle rolled into a ditch Saturday afternoon at Nicholson and 5-Mile Road.
According to a story in The Journal Times, the truck driver was traveling south on Nicholson when a woman driving east on 5-Mile may have pulled out in front of him. Reports from the Caledonia Fire Department indicate the car was stopped at a stop sign but the truck didn't have a stop sign. The female driver might not have realized the truck wasn't stopping as she continued through the intersection.
The semi driver struck the car and then veered off the road and into the ditch. After extracating the truck driver, his injuries were catalogued as a compound fractures to his arm, internal injuries and a deep cut to the back of his head. He was lifted to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life, but died shortly after arrival.
The truck driver was identified by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as Jonathan W. Schweiss, 45, of Menomonee Falls.
The driver of the car, Katherine M. Bennett, 44, of Milwaukee, was cited for failing to yield to the right of way of the semi, the Journal Sentinel said. She was treated at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Franklin for non-life-threatening injuries.