Beaver Dam Man Seriously Injured In Washington County Accident

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say a 22-year-old Beaver Dam man was seriously injured when he ran into the back of a semi-truck on I-41 southbound Friday morning. The semi had experienced some mechanical difficulties and was parked on the far right shoulder or emergency lane with its 4-way flashers activated. Witnesses say the Beaver Dam man had been driving fast and was passing vehicles in an erratic manner. He tried to pass a group of vehicles using the far right shoulder or emergency lane when his vehicle struck the back of the legally parked truck. A Flight for Life helicopter flew him to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with life-threatening injuries. The accident was reported shortly after 8:30 a.m.