Waukesha County sheriff's officials suspect a pedestrian killed in a traffic accident on March 2 was struck by a second vehicle and are seeking the public's help in identifying the vehicle.
Denise L. Merkel, 54, of Sussex was killed on I-43 near Racine Ave. in New Berlin as she walked across the traffic lane. Her disabled car was found on the shoulder of I-43.
The investigation has revealed that Merkel was struck by a second vehicle as her body was lying on I-43 between 5:25 a.m. and 5:35 a.m. on March 2. Anyone with information about the second vehicle should contact the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department at (262) 548-7461.
This one was for the seniors.
New Berlin Eisenhower girls basketball team beat Pius XI, 51-44, on Saturday to win the WIAA Sectional Championship at Brookfield Central and advance to state for the second year in a row.
Eisenhower coach Gary Schmidt said right from the beginning that this game was for the seniors.
“It was a huge game, so we had to come out with everything we had,” she said. “This could be our last game so we put everything out on the court gave a 100 percent.”
Perhaps the key defensive play came with Eisenhower leading, 47-44, with 27.7 seconds left, when Pius drove the lane and Kozlowski timed it perfectly and stole the ball.
“It hasn’t even sunken in yet,” she said. “It’s probably the last year I’m ever going to play basketball, so it means so much to be out here with this team and to get another week of practice.”
WIAA boys basketball state tournament photo gallery with images from the Division 1 semifinals.MyCommunityNOW has just updated Peter Zuzga's
Germantown and Mukwonago will meet in tonight's Division 1 championship game after defeating Oshkosh North and King in semifinal contests. The title game is set to begin shortly after the conclusion of the Division 2 championship game, which is at 6:35 p.m and features Wisconsin Lutheran against Pulaski.
NOW will update the photo gallery tonight with photos from the Division 1 championship and the Division 4 title game between Dominican and Auburndale.
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New Berlin Eisenhower beat Pewaukee, 47-34, at Waukesha South in the WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal Thursday and set up a rematch with Woodland Conference West Division co-champ Pius XI at 7 p.m. Saturday in the WIAA sectional title game at Brookfield Central.
The Lions improved to 23-2 while Pewaukee fell to 20-5, with three of the defeats coming at the hands of Eisenhower. The Lady Popes (21-3) advanced to the finals by beating Whitefish Bay (16-8), 45-30, at Waukesha North on Thursday.
Pius won the first meeting at Ike, 39-34, in the third game of the year but the Lions bounced back and won, 43-41, on a last second rebound basket by Chelsea Brackmann on Feb. 15 at Pius.
Friday night, the Lions jumped off to an 11-1 lead sparked by six points by Jenny Weiland, a 3-pointer by Sammy Kozlowski and a basket by Erin Ganzke.
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The pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 43 about 5:30 a.m. Saturday has now been identified by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department as Denise Merkel, 54, of the Sussex area.
Although the Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the incident, a news release from the department said authorities believe that Merkel walked across the traffic lane after pulling her disabled vehicle to the outside shoulder of I-43.
The accident happened on southbound I-43 about 1.1 miles south of Racine Avenue in New Berlin. Merkel was pronounced dead at the scene. Southbound I-43 was closed for about an hour.
A woman struck and killed after exiting her disabled vehicle on I-43 in New Berlin was identified by the Waukesha County sheriff's office Tuesday as Denise L Merkel, 54, of the Sussex area.
According to the sheriff's office, Merkel left her vehicle on the shoulder of the road on southbound I-43 about a mile south of Racine Ave. in New Berlin about 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
She was walking across the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff's office said.
The incident remained under investigation Tuesday.
Muskego has canceled its Plan Commission meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday night at the City Hall.
The matters that were on the agenda will be discussed at the commission's April 2 meeting.