The widow of a truck driver who plunged off an I-94 overpass to avoid hitting cars involved in a fiery collision in Racine County has sued the company that employed a second big rig driver the suit says caused the crash
The bizarre daytime crash on June 19 near Highway K in Mount Pleasant resulted in giant fireballs and the closure of the freeway in both directions for hours.
Authorities called Jeffrey Johnson a hero for his evasive action to avoid striking other cars. Now his widow and administrator of his estate, Lillian Moss Johnson of Milwaukee, is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for his death.
|Jeffrey Johnson died in this fiery crash June 19, when he veered off an I-94 overpass to avoid hitting cars that had crashed when a piece of concrete median was suddenly pushed into northbound lanes by a southbound truck. (Photo: Katelynn Planka)|