October 11th Memorial Marker

© Photographed April 10, 2017
Erected 2004 by the October 11th Memorial Association
 Cedar Grove, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
43° 34.959′ N, 87° 48.006′ W
Countless lives were changed forever on October 11, 2002, when a blanket of fog descended rapidly upon motorists on Interstate Highway I-43 near Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. The dense fog created a sudden and dramatic change in driving conditions that resulted in the most devastating traffic accident in Wisconsin history. This multi-vehicle accident cause more than forty serious injuries and claimed the lives of ten individuals.
David S. (Hans) Arendt.....Age 42
Daniel J. Balint...........Age 52
William T. Balint..........Age 26
Eric J. Behling............Age 38
Nadine M. Boltz............Age 49
Richard Benjamin Doll......Age 25
Allen Domke................Age 63
Daniel J. Janquart.........Age 36
Rachel Matt................Age 24
Kenneth Rauwerdink.........Age 45
Just three miles away in the same dense fog, within minutes of the accident on Interstate Highway I-43, a second traffic accident claimed the life of another individual.
Mallory Rinn..............Age 14
This marker is placed in memory of the eleven precious lives taken that day and to honor the hundreds of motorists (many of whom were injured at the time), emergency personnel, and everyday heroes who helped at the accident scene and provided comfort to those in need.
The marker is located at a highway turnout on the southbound Sauk Trail Road, 3/4-mile north of its intersection with East Union Avenue / Wisconsin Highway 32, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin 53013.

See also, Marker 44: Dutch Settlement, also at this location.



See also, Marker 44: Dutch Settlement, also at this location.

 Looking south along the highway turnout,
with South Sauk Trail Road visible to the left.


First photographed August 11, 2012.

Signage leading to the memorial location.
The memorial is located in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

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