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Milwaukee man dies in rollover crash on I-43 near Silver Spring Drive

MILWAUKEE — A 28-year-old man from Milwaukee died early Monday morning, January 1st following a rollover crash on I-43 near Silver Spring Drive. It happened around 1:50 a.m.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, a driver traveling northbound saw the vehicle hit the median wall, cross all lanes of traffic and then roll over as it went off the road 30 feet up an embankment and into the trees.

An off-duty Greenfield police officer also stopped when he spotted the vehicle off the road and began CPR until deputies, Glendale police and North Shore Fire Department paramedics arrived to continue resuscitation efforts.

Rollover wreck, I-43 near Silver Spring

The North Shore Fire Department paramedic unit pronounced the man deceased at 2:19 a.m.

Sheriff’s detectives responded to the scene for the crash investigation and notification to the victim’s family.

The man was identified as Jose Ortiz-Hernandez, age 28, of Milwaukee.  He was the lone occupant in the vehicle, and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The medical examiner investigator responded to the scene and gave the official time of death of 3:30 a.m.

The southbound lanes were closed for the investigation and reopened at 6:00 a.m.