Police names man killed in US-41/45 accident

Germantown police have released the name of the 57-year-old man killed in a multiple car accident on US-41/45. Police say a semi truck, two pick up trucks, and a dump truck were involved in a deadly collision around 11:45 a.m. on December 1.

According to police, 57-year-old Andrew Laird of Milwaukee died in the December 1 accident. Police say Laird was driving a 2007 FRHT semi tractor trailer. 44-year-old Michael Rutowski was seriously injured in this accident. Rutowski was driving the 2008 pick up truck involved in this accident.

Police say construction in that area played a role. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell says, \"When the traffic came to a stop, we believe the utility vehicle took evasive maneuvers, crossed the center line of US-41 into northbound traffic striking a semi tractor trailer that was fully loaded.\"

The other two motorists involved in this accident were not injured.

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