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Jay Tichelaar, 51, dies after being struck by truck debris I-94 near Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

Modified Date: 
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:14pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Wisconsin State Patrol: Driver dies after being struck by piece of truck debris

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.

Man killed on Interstate by debris flying off truck near Johnson Creek

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.

“Didn’t have to happen:” Family of man struck by piece of truck debris on I-94 needs your help

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.   

Family looks for answers after road debris crashed through windshield, killed man

His family is pleading for anyone with information to come forward.

“Never came home:” Widow wants answers after husband killed in freak accident on I-94

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.   

Family thankful for Brake Safety Day semi checks after fatal crash on I-94 in May

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.   

People Involved: 
Jay Tichelaar
Interstate 94

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