Dec. 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11:21 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an injury accident on I41 approximately a half mile south of Highway 60 in the Village of Slinger.
A Slinger Police Officer had been struck head on with a vehicle that had gone off the roadway on I41 northbound. He further advised the same vehicle had drifted into the southbound lanes of I41, after striking him, and was struck by another vehicle.
Due to the multiple-crash scene, injuries, and debris, I41 southbound was shut down for about an hour to facilitate towing and roadway clean up.
Lifestar Rescue, Slinger Fire Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Slinger Police, and Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene. The Slinger officer and a 56-year-old Horicon woman were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries.
A preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident revealed the Horicon woman lost control of her vehicle, possibly due to a slippery spot on the road, and struck the Slinger Officer who had been parked in the emergency turn around.
A 19-year-old Illinois man struck the Horicon woman after her vehicle drifted into the southbound lanes of I41. After the Illinois man struck the vehicle, his vehicle rolled onto its side on the shoulder of I41. He was not injured.