Jay Tichelaar, 51, dies after being struck by truck debris I-94 near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin
A preliminary investigation shows a piece of a semi’s brake system fell off the truck — and traveled through the windshield of an eastbound vehicle. That piece struck the driver in the head. The driver died from injuries suffered as a result of this incident.
No suspect vehicle has been located at this time.
Jay Tichelaar, 51, was killed outright in the crash that happened at about 5:10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes, the State Patrol said.
This happened around 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 22nd on I-94 eastbound, just east of Johnson Creek. The semi did not stop and the Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating.
One woman’s sorrow is compounded by questions. In May, a Brookfield man was killed on I-94 in what can only be described as a freak accident. Five weeks later, his wife hasn’t gotten answers.
The State Patrol is still looking for the truck: a black Freightliner that had had a dirty white trailer. While that investigation remains open, the inspections aim to keep other trucks from putting drivers at risk.