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WisDOT releases video of fatal crash on Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge

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MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has released video showing the horrific crash where a man died after his pickup truck plunged off the Hoan Bridge on Monday, December 19th.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Christopher Weber died about 8:30 a.m. December 19th, after he lost control of his truck on the Hoan Bridge. The vehicle went over the wall and landed on its roof on the ground below.


Weber was pronounced dead at the scene. He was alone in the vehicle.

On Friday, January 6th, the WisDOT released video of the crash.

***WARNING: The content of this video may be disturbing to some viewers***

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Black ice was reported on Milwaukee-area roads that Monday morning, leading to a dicey morning commute for motorists.

Below is Weber’s obituary:

Christopher J. Weber, 27, of Milwaukee passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Milwaukee. He was born on July 3, 1989 in Seoul, South Korea. Christopher was a 2008 graduate of Delavan-Darien High School and 2014 graduate of UW-Milwaukee. He was very active with the high school football team and the Red Devils Youth Team.

Christopher is survived by his parents, Debra (William) Myrick, of Asheville, NC, and Craig Weber, of Delavan; a brother, Jeremy (Amanda Christiansen) Weber; a nephew, Malikai; a niece, Evelynn; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Weber; aunts, Susan Maier, Sarah (Tony) Winn, Geri (Chris) Furseth, and Stacy Weber; an uncle, Michael (Karen) Weber; and many cousins.  Christopher is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Carol Maier; and paternal grandfather, Winston Weber.

Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Christ Episcopal Church, 503 E. Walworth Avenue in Delavan. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service on Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to your local food pantry.


  • T.z.

    Yes, agree. Chris Abele now looks like a complete jackwagon after his interview about “snowbank ramps”. Clearly is a ramp in video, looks like he’s trying to avoid a lawsuit. He has no sense of reality, go back to your mansion, biggest in Milwaukee, like his ego…..

  • Huh !

    Abele ought to start fixing the Milwaukee Mental Health facility cuz he is clearly in need of psychiatric help, and proves it every time he opens his mouth….just saying :)

  • Barrett

    Sure is a ramp. You just cant push the snow up against the wall because that defeats the purpose of the wall. Abele is an idiot.

  • Sirius

    Unbelievable and devastating. Who will be responsible for this tragedy? Mark Gottlieb? Scott Walker? Joe the salt truck driver? Will Chris Abele apologize now that they released this recording? Me thinks not.

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