A Town of Salem (WI) Public Safety Department officer was killed Friday in a crash on Highway 50 that resulted in the closure of all lanes at County B.
The deceased was identified Saturday as Michael Joshua Ventura by officials with the Wisconsin State Patrol, who are handling this investigation, reports WITI.
The crash happened around 6:00 p.m.
State Patrol officials say the on-duty officer was in his department squad car with the emergency lights activated -- headed westbound on State Highway 50, approximately a half-mile east of County Highway B in the Town of Salem when his vehicle left the roadway -- traveling into the ditch area on Highway 50.
The 33-year-old officer was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee via Flight for Life, where he was later pronounced dead.