Woman dead after driver tries to pass semi, causes head-on crash in Town of Saukville
OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman is dead after authorities say a driver trying to pass a semi in a no passing zone caused a head-on crash in the Town of Saukville.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 11:49 a.m. on State Highway 33, east of Signing Hill Road.
According to the sheriff's office, a black GMC Acadia, driven by a 67-year-old man and his 68-year-old passenger who are both from Kewauskum, was traveling east on State Highway 33, when a black Dodge Challenger -- operated by a 34-year-old man -- collided with the Acadia head-on.
Officials say the 34-year-old Milwaukee man was traveling westbound on State Highway 33, and was attempted to pass a semi-truck in a no passing zone.
The driver of the Acadia was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend with non-life threatening injuries. His 68-year-old female passenger, identified as Jane Stroble, was transported to Froedtert Hosptial where she died early Thursday, July 9.
The driver of the striking vehicle, was transported to Aurora Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
State Highway 33 was closed for about an hour-and-a-half as authorities investigated.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident with the assistance from Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Newburg Fire/Rescue and West Bend Fire/Rescue.