Posted on Apr 24, 2012

One man is dead after a freeway crash in Green Bay.

The Wisconsin highway accident occurred on Sunday, March 31, at about 12:40 p.m. on Highway 54-57 on Green Bay’s east side. Thirty-one-year-old Hunter Melco of Woodbury, Minnesota was one of two drivers headed north. Melco was driving a Chevrolet S-10 pickup. He was following a Chevrolet Silverado towing a trailer load with wood. The vehicles were approaching the Algoma off ramp when Melco changed lanes to pass the other vehicle. As he was returning his original lane, Melco clipped the Silverado.

Melco’s S-10 pick-up rolled over and crashed into the Algoma Road exit sign. He was ejected from his truck. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay where the Minnesota man was pronounced dead.

The driver of the wood-hauling truck was able to safely stop his vehicle. He was not injured. 

Wisconsin 54/57 northbound was closed for several hours while emergency workers cleared the scene. According to investigators, the wood trailer was not a factor in the crash, but the Wisconsin highway accident is still under investigation.

Knowing how to pass a vehicle safely can help drivers avoid becoming Wisconsin accident victims. Our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys offer these tips:

  • Always check oncoming traffic before passing.
  • Check your blind spots before changing lanes.
  • Use your turn signal anytime you change lanes. Never pass without signaling first.
  • Never return to your lane until you can see the vehicle that you passed in your review mirror.

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