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Accident on I-43 Friday night in Kohler claims two lives, injures two

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On January 18 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Kohler police and fire department units along with Orange Cross paramedics were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on I-43 southbound just south of County Highway PP in the Village of Kohler.

According to Kohler’s interim Police Chief David Darin, upon arrival at the scene, KPD Officers found that a southbound vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle contained a total of four occupants. Shawnie Silas-Grode, Age 20 of Green Bay, WI and Heidi Martiny, Age 58 of Forestville, WI were found deceased, and two unnamed occupants were injured. None were from Sheboygan County.

The crash happened during a snow storm that left roads snow-covered and slippery. Interstate 43 remained open throughout the incident.

An investigation is continuing into the cause of the accident.

Assisting at the scene were the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office (including their accident reconstruction team), the Sheboygan Falls Police and Fire Departments, and the Sheboygan County Medical Examiners Office.

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