Town of Port woman killed in roll-over crash on I-43

Driver dies after being ejected from vehicle; Port man seriously injured in separate accident

A Town of Port Washington woman was killed in a roll-over accident on I-43 north of Falls Road Tuesday night — one of two serious accidents that occurred in as many days in Ozaukee County.
    Janae Dwyer Lopez, 23, died after being ejected from her vehicle during a single-vehicle crash about 11:51 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
    Witnesses told deputies that Lopez was driving north when her vehicle began to swerve, then entered the median and rolled over onto the southbound lanes of the freeway, according to the department.
    Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Authorities said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the accident.
    In addition to the sheriff’s department, the Grafton police and fire departments, Saukville Police Department and Cedarburg Auxiliary Police Department responded to the scene.
    The accident closed southbound I-43 until about 2:25 a.m. June 8.
    On Monday morning, a Port Washington man was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee by a Flight for Life helicopter after an accident at the intersection of highways H and KK.
    Ronald Holtslander, 57, was treated at the scene before being flown to the hospital with what the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department described as serious injuries.
    The other driver, Diana Anick, 40, of the Town of Belgium, was taken by ambulance to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton with what the department described as non-life threatening injuries.
    According to the sheriff’s department, Anick was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu north on Highway KK a little after 11 a.m. Monday when she did not stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Highway H.
    Anick’s car struck a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Holtslander, who was heading east on Highway H, according to Lt. Wayne Lambrecht. Holtslander’s vehicle, which was struck on the passenger’s side, rolled before stopping on its side.
    Holtslander had to be extricated from the Blazer, Lambrecht said.
    “Had he been hit on the driver’s side, things would have been worse,” he said.
    The speed limit on both highways is 55 mph.
    Lambrecht said authorities don’t know why Anick did not stop, but noted that deputies did not see any skid marks in the area.
    There were no witnesses, he added. The accident was reported by a driver on Highway KK and an Ozaukee County highway worker who were both in the area.
    Both the Port Washington and Waubeka ambulances responded to the scene.
    Anick was to be cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign, according to the sheriff’s department. Daily



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