Serious Accident in Sheboygan Falls Kills One, Critically Injures Another
At approximately 2:44 p.m. on Friday, the Sheboygan County Emergency Communications Center received several 911 calls concerning a multiple vehicle accident that had just occurred on State Highway 23 at County Road TT in the Town of Sheboygan Falls. Upon arrival, deputies discovered two vehicles had been involved and extrication of the occupants of one of the vehicles was required.
An 81-year-old male from Sheboygan Falls, a 35-year-old female from Plymouth and a 75-year-old female from Sheboygan Falls were all transported to local hospitals. The female from Sheboygan Falls was pronounced deceased at Saint Nicholas Hospital and the male from Sheboygan Falls was transported via Flight for Life Helicopter to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with life-threatening injuries. The female from Plymouth has non-life threatening injuries. Traffic for State Highway 23 west bound was blocked off for 2 hours. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
The accident is under investigation by the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Team. Sheriff's deputies were assisted by officers from the Sheboygan Falls and Kohler Police Departments as well as Orange Cross Ambulance, Sheboygan County Highway Department, the Town of Sheboygan Falls 1st Responders and the Town Sheboygan Falls Fire Department.
The 81-year-old male from Sheboygan Falls is Joseph Reklaitis and is still in critical condition. His 75-year-old wife Jane Reklaitis died as a result of her injuries. 35-year-old Michelle Molkenthine was the operator of the other vehicle, a red 2014 Jeep Wrangler and was traveling west on STHY 23 east of CORD TT. Joseph Reklaitis was operating a white 2014 Ford van and had stopped at the north intersection of CORD TT prior to continuing south bound into the path of the Jeep. The City of Sheboygan Fire Department Ambulance also assisted on this complaint.