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WAUKESHA — Waukesha police say a 56-year-old man was killed in a crash near Bluemound and Springdale Road on Tuesday evening, March 1st. A second person suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened around 5:00 p.m., and involved a car and a pickup truck. Both suffered significant damage.

A 56-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Michael Marquette of Shawano.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital by Flight for Life with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was the sole occupant of that vehicle.

A Waukesha Police Accident Reconstruction Specialist was called to investigate the crash scene.

A preliminary investigation has revealed the pickup truck was headed north on Springdale, and the car was headed south. The preliminary investigation indicates the car turned in front of the truck prior to the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected as factors in this crash. No one has been arrested or cited.

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3 comments

  • FED-UP

    The redesign is completely dumb. I saw this on Saturday, I used to take this way everyday, they now have the turn to go eastbound on Bluemound in the “old” left lane of the northbound springdale. I told others this was dangerous if they didn’t know they had to turn left in the left lane going North, which sure as sh**, snow covers that and bang. Fox 6, you should read this and pass it along as to the complete oversight the engineer had toward this redesign, especially given the fact DIP**** had about the limited visibility of the Hill the Northbound has going through Bluemound.

    • Karen Kristin Pierce

      Totally agree. The redesign of this intersection leaves much to be desired, as do many of the “redesigned” intersections in Brookfield and Waukesha. Very dangerous even in the best of conditions. Time to go back to basics.

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