Ozaukee County fatal crash: Semi rear-ended on I-43

One person is dead following a crash on southbound I-43 near Lakefield Road in the Town of Grafton on Wednesday morning, Aug. 17. The crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. 

According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, a 2016 International semi tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on I-43 when it was rear ended by a 2010 Ford Focus that was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The semi tractor-trailer was driven by a 59-year-old man from the City of Milwaukee. The Ford Focus was driven by a 34-year-old man from the Village of Grafton. The driver of the Ford Focus was pronounced dead at the scene.

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I-43 southbound was temporarily closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the crash reconstruction was being conducted. The crash remains under investigation and no additional information is available at this time.