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Grafton man killed in I-43 crash involving semi

Officials said the man rear-ended a semi and was pronounced dead on the scene
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Posted at 5:21 AM, Aug 17, 2022

GRAFTON, Wis. — A man was killed early Wednesday morning when he rear-ended a semi-truck on I-43 near WIS 60, causing a four-hour closure, authorities say.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened shortly before 2 a.m.

When deputies responded to the scene, they found that a Ford Focus had rear-ended the semi while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The department said a 27-year-old man from Grafton was driving the Ford Focus and was pronounced dead on the scene. The 59-year-old Milwaukee man driving the semi was not injured.

I-43 southbound was shut down for over four hours while crews cleared the scene and investigated the crash.

The sheriff's department said the crash is still under investigation, and the name of the victim was not released.

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