Two bicyclists killed on Highway 36 in Muskego
Police say they believe the two men were friends, but they don't know much else about how this happened.
Neighbors in the area tell me, Highway 36 is heavily traveled by bicyclists, but typically, the kind that know what they're doing.
While police continue their investigation, neighbors say they are shocked by what happened.
\"It's been weighing heavy, you get up and expect to go about your day one way and then something like that happens. It's just very sad,\" said resident Tina Weber.
Weber has lived at the corner of Highway 36 and Muskego Dam Road her entire life and says she's seen her fair share of accidents.
\"The speeds on this highway are pretty fast at 55 and then people are always speeding up and down here so its dangerous,\" she said.
But Weber wasn't prepared for what she saw around 6:30 Saturday morning, just past her home.
\"I haven't seen anything like that in quite a while,\" she said.
Police say a 20-year-old man driving an SUV crashed into two men biking south on Highway 36.
\"Upon arrival we observed two bicyclists and one vehicle remained on scene and the driver was cooperating with the investigation,\" said Sgt. Peter Lynkiewicz.
A 45-year-old Franklin man died at the scene and a 55-year-old Oak Creek man died after being transported to Froedtert Hospital.
Police believe the men were driving on the right side of the road and wearing their helmets.
\"Stay as far to the right as possible. Doesn't appear that that was a factor in this case but we're still investigating,\" said Sgt. Lynkiewicz.
Meanwhile, residents want to know how this happened, saying the roadway is clear; no blind spots in that area and there's little traffic on Saturday mornings.
\"That's all being investigated. We have the assistance of the WI State Patrol's reconstruction unit as well assisting us in trying to piece that all together,\" he said.
Meanwhile, no word yet on possible charges for the driver of the SUV and police have not named the victims yet.