Germantown police ID man killed in four-vehicle wreck on US 41/45 near Holy Hill Rd.

WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) -- One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a four-vehicle wreck on US 41/45 near Holy Hill Rd. in Washington County Monday, December 1st. The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Andrew Laird from Milwaukee.

Officials say they started receiving 911 calls about the wreck around 11:45 a.m.

Investigators said during a news conference that a utility-style truck was traveling southbound on US 41/45. Traffic in the southbound lanes was coming to a stop because of construction ahead. That’s when the driver in the utility truck apparently took evasive maneuvers and crossed into traffic in the northbound lanes. The utility truck struck a semi with a fully-loaded trailer. A northbound pickup truck drove into the median cables to avoid the collision and a northbound dump truck drove into the right shoulder. Both of those vehicles were damaged.

Police say 57-year-old Laird, the operator of the semi tractor trailer, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials also say about 150 gallons of diesel fuel and 50 gallons of motor oil was spilled as a result of the wreck.