• January 09, 2017

Jacob Weibel Killed in Accident in Town of Turtle, WI

Town of Turtle, WI -- A two-vehicle collision involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer claimed the life of 27-year-old Jacob Weibel Saturday, January 7, 2017.

It appears a Toyota Camry containing the deceased victim was headed north on Interstate 90 when the incident occurred. Some time around 4:40 a.m., the vehicle collided with a semi-truck. The semi-truck went up in flames, however, the driver of the rig was able to escape unharmed. The driver of the Camry, Mr. Weibel, was killed at the scene of the incident.

The cause of the incident had yet to be determined at the time of the report.

Authorities are examining the details of the incident and hope to learn more as the investigation concludes.

The report provided no further information at the time of its release.

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This report, like so many others involving semi-trucks, seems to imply the driver of the passenger car was at fault. But, like most other truck accidents, this may not be the whole truth. After litigating hundreds of truck accidents, I have found that relying on preliminary media reports does a disservice to victims and their families. As it stands, we don't know for sure the exact details of the deadly incident. I can tell you from experience, that it is best to await the results of thorough, third-party investigations and accident reconstruction before one can say with certainty who was responsible.

--Grossman Law Offices


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