One dead in collision between motorcycle, car in Richfield

RICHFIELD -- A 21-year-old Milwaukee man died after a collision between a car and motorcycle at the entrance of Richfield Truck Stop on Holy Hill Rd (Hwy. 167). The wreck happened shortly after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26th and temporarily shut down the road from Hwy. 175 to U.S. 41.

Officials say the initial investigation showed the motorcyclist was behind a large truck and trailer westbound on Hwy. 167. The large truck and trailer had exited U.S. 41 south and was traveling in the turn lane to enter the Richfield Truck Stop. 

As the truck and trailer turned into the Richfield Truck Stop, the motorcyclist continued westbound. As the motorcycle continued, it struck a vehicle that was exiting the Richfield Truck Stop.  That vehicle was driven by a 29-year-old Town of Addison man.  The Town of Addison man was intending on traveling eastbound on Hwy. 167 and crossed into the path of the motorcycle prior to the collision. The Town of Addison man was not hurt.

The Washington County Accident Reconstruction Team investigated the accident, however Failure to Yield Right on behalf of the operator of the car is a contributing factor.

The names of those involved in this wreck are being withheld until family is notified.

Hwy. 167 was closed for approximately four hours while the crash was investigated. The Wisconsin State Patrol and Germantown Police Department assisted with traffic control in the aftermath of the incident.