August 8. 2021 – Kewaskum, WI – On August 8, 2021, at 5:17 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a 911 call of a subject down and receiving CPR on Hwy 45 between Hwy 28 and Cty Tk V in the Town of Kewaskum.
Dispatch began receiving additional calls indicating that the subject was from a crashed motorcycle and that there was a second patient over the guard rail. An officer from the Kewaskum Police Department and Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office began responding, along with Kewaskum Fire.
Upon the first responder’s arrival on the scene, a female in her late 40’s from Jackson was found in the southbound lanes with significant injuries. A male, also in his late 40s, from Jackson, was found down the embankment receiving CPR from a Good Samaritan.
The motorcycle was located south of both patients on Hwy 45.
Lifesaving efforts on both patients were taken over by law enforcement and Kewaskum Fire, with additional assistance from West Bend Rescue and Lifestar Rescue.
The male was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The female was conscious on the scene and was transported by rescue to Froedtert Wauwatosa and is in stable condition.
The initial investigation showed that the motorcycle was operated by the male and the female was the passenger. The motorcycle was southbound on Hwy 45 coming into Kewaskum when the operator lost control, ejecting both occupants. Weather is believed to have played a significant role in the crash as there was a very strong storm front and heavy rains that were moving through the area during the time of the crash. At this time it is believed that no other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the actual crash is believed to have been unwitnessed.
Hwy 45 in both directions between Hwy 28 and Cty Tk V was shut down for approximately 3 hours for rescue and the investigation.
This accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team.