Good Samaritan killed while helping to change a flat tire identified as man from Canada
One person was killed and three others were injured in an accident on I-94 just west of Cushing Park Road in the City of Delafield.
The accident happened about 9:10 PM after a minivan pulled over on the shoulder on I-94 eastbound with a flat tire.
During the investigation, it was determined that a minivan was stopped on the shoulder of eastbound I-94 with a flat tire. A passing motorist pulled over to assist the occupants of the minivan. While in the process of changing the tire, a vehicle traveling eastbound on I-94 struck the minivan and the motorist who was assisting the occupants of the minivan.
Four vehicles and one pedestrian were involved in the crash. A 48-year-old male was transported to Aurora Hospital in Summit where he was pronounced dead. A 56-year-old female was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An 11-year-old child was transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the striking vehicle, a 37-year-old male, was transported to Aurora Hospital in Summit with non-life threatening injuries.
The victim in the accident has been identified as Peter Enns from Canada.
The operator of the striking vehicle has been identified but we are not naming him until he is charged. He will make his first court appearance on Thursday, July 13th.
I-94 Westbound was closed for about 2 hours and I-94 Eastbound was closed for about 6 hours while the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit investigated the crash. This incident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.
CBS 58 reached out to AAA Wisconsin on how to deal with similar situations when pulling over to repair a flat tire.
AAA suggests getting off the road, getting as much visibility as possible and calling for help.
"Safety is the number one thing.The dangers are out there if you try to address them by yourself," said Nick Jarmusz, AAA Public Affairs.