One Person Killed in Interstate 43 Rollover

One person was killed in a rollover accident on interstate 43 on Tuesday evening.

Details about the Fatal Accident

TMJ4 News is reporting that a woman from Port Washington was killed on Tuesday evening after her vehicle rolled over on Interstate 43 in Ozaukee County.

The victim has since been identified as 23-year-old Janae Dwyer Lopez, who was a resident of the town of Port Washington. According to police, just before midnight, witnesses say that the victim’s vehicle began to swerve on interstate 43, just north of Falls Road. The vehicle then entered the median and rolled over onto the southbound lanes of the roadway

Investigators working the accident have stated that Lopez was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. At this time, alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been factors in the accident, which remains under investigation at this time.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people killed in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • There were 219 few traffic fatalities in 2014 than there were in 2013.
  • In the last decade, there has been a general decrease in the number of motor vehicle accident fatalities every year in the United States.
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