UPDATE: One person dead after car collides with semi in Jefferson County


by Chris Patterson

TOWN OF HEBRON --  One person is dead after a car collided with a semi in the Town of Hebron.

According to the Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Department a car being driven by 54-year-old James Gerrits of Portage failed to negotiate a curve in the intersection of County Rd. D and Haas Rd.

Gerrits car entered the path of an oncoming semi driven by Charlie Muehe of Milwaukee. The car hit the trailer portion of the semi.

Flight for life was called to the scene around 5:00 p.m. Gerrits was pronounced dead on site. Police do not know if he was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi had no injuries.

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