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Snowmobiler dies after crash involving truck on NB WIS 57 in Ozaukee County

OZAUKEE COUNTY — A snowmobiler is dead following a crash involving a flatbed truck in Ozaukee County on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  A stretch of northbound WIS 57 was temporarily closed from Meadowlark Road to Fredonia Avenue due to the crash.

It happened around 7:06 p.m.

Officials say a 1998 Polaris snowmobile operated by a 51-year-old man from Fredonia was westbound on the snowmobile trail over State Highway 57 when he collided with a Ford F-450 flatbed truck that was traveling northbound on State Highway 57.

Crash involving semi, snowmobile along WIS 57 in Ozaukee County

Crash involving semi, snowmobile along WIS 57 in Ozaukee County

The snowmobiler, identified as 51-year-old William Redmond, was ejected from the snowmobile and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sections of both northbound lanes on State Highway 57 were shut down until approximately 10:14 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team.

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