Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A 75-year-old woman died in a one-car crash this afternoon on Interstate 43 eastbound at Loomis Road just before 1:30 p.m.
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 A 75-year-old woman died in a one-car crash this afternoon on Interstate 43 eastbound at Loomis Road just before 1:30 p.m., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department. Darlene D. Lightfuss' vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. All eastbound lanes were closed for emergency personnel to extract Lightfuss from the vehicle and for detectives to begin the crash scene investigation. According to Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn, the cause of the single-vehicle accident was not known.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The number ends four years with fewer than 600 annual traffic deaths, and represents a 6 percent increase over 2011.
More people died on Wisconsin roads in 2012 than in any of the previous four years, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported this week. The state closed out 2012 with 601 traffic deaths, 36 more than 2011 and two more than the previous five-year average. The tally also ended the state's run of four consecutive years with fewer than 600 traffic deaths. Before the 2008-2011 period, the last time the state had traffic death numbers that low was from 1924-1927, the DOT reported. The traffic fatalities total for last year included 101 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, 44 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists. Nationally, traffic fatalities were up about 7 percent for the first nine months of 2012 compared with 2011, according to…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The accident, which happened Monday afternoon, has some saying Greenfield needs more sidewalks.
When a 54-year-old South Milwaukee man, identified by TMJ4 as David Budge, was struck and killed by a Cadillac Escalade on Monday afternoon, he was walking against traffic on the east side of Loomis Road. There is no sidewalk on the side of Loomis Road that Budge was walking. There is, however, a sidewalk on the west side of the road. Former Alderman Richard Eaton told TMJ4 he lobbied for sidewalks along the city's busiest streets 10 years ago before being recalled, and political activist Robert Heule and others expressed concerns about the lack of sidewalks in the area on Greenfield Patch. Heule wrote: Years ago when Loomis was being reconstructed, the Wisconsin D.O.T. decided not install sidewalks on that part of Loomis. The reason being…
Monday, October 15, 2012
The accident occurred Monday afternoon near the intersection of Loomis and Layton Avenue.
UPDATED: 8:15 p.m. Monday A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 4500 block of West Loomis Road Monday afternoon, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt. Police have not yet released the identity of the victim, a 54-year-old South Milwaukee man, who was walking southwest bound on Loomis Road in the curb lane of the roadway. He was struck by a 31-year-old Greendale woman driving a Cadillac Escalade northeast bound, according to Wentlandt. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the crash. The Wisconsin State Patrol has been called in to assist in the investigation, Wentlandt said. The accident caused major delays for afternoon commuters. One …