MONDAY 11/25/19 12:31 p.m.
MAPLE GROVE, Wis. (WFRV) — The Manitowoc County Coroner has identified the California man that died in a two semi collision in Maple Grove last week.
According to officials, 55-year-old Jose Luis Perez of San Jose. He was reportedly ejected from his vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Perez died at the scene due to blunt force trauma.
The other driver, a 27-year-old man from Kiel, has not been identified.
Intoxicants are not believed to be a factor in this crash.
California man dead after two semis collide in Manitowoc County
WEDNESDAY 11/20/19 9:50 a.m.
MAPLE GROVE, Wis. (WFRV) – A California man is dead after two semis collided Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department, at 1:40 p.m. on November 19 a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer and a 2012 Western Star fully loaded logging semi crashed at the intersection of County Road K and County Road W in the township of Maple Grove.
A 55-year-old San Jose, California man was driving the Freightliner semi when, according to deputies, he failed to stop at the County Road W stop sign.
The logging semi was being driven by a 27-year-old Kiel man.
Authorities say the California man was ejected from his semi and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Kiel man was trapped within his truck and needed to be extracted before being taken to a Green Bay hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say the crash caused a small fire within one of the engine compartments as well as a debris field.
Roads were closed until 6:30 p.m.
The sheriff’s department says the crash remains under investigation.