State Patrol Seeks Semi In Fatal Traffic Mishap

8/26/17 – The State Patrol is asking for help to find a semitruck involved in a fatal mishap on Interstate 94 in Waukesha County on May 22nd. Fifty-one-year-old Jay Tichelaar of Brookfield died after a piece of flying debris from the semi hit Tichelaar’s S-U-V and killed the driver. Officials say it was caused by a brake drum that ruptured, and Tichelaar was heading from Madison to Brookfield at the time. The State Patrol says it has identified the semi, and the D-O-T released a photo of it this week. The photo was taken on I-94 near Highway 67 in the western part of Waukesha County, and the State Patrol is asking people who have seen the rig — or saw the accident — to call the patrol’s office in DeForest.