"Multiple" Fatalities in Truck Collision; Kwik Trip Gun Incident to Result in Charges

June 14, 2022 2p; Update at 3:50 to correct Petersen's first name

From WGTD News:

More than one person died as the result of a collision Tuesday morning on Highway 11 west of I-94. The Racine County Sheriff's Dept. said that its preliminary investigation revealed that a semi-tractor pulling a flatbed crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semi-tractor pulling a dry bulk tanker. The tanker came to rest on its side while and the semi that had been pulling the flatbed burst into flames. The news release indicated that the highway will be shut down for most of the afternoon. Smoke from the fire could be seen several miles away. 


Details of an incident in which a 19-year-old Kenosha man walked into a convenience store Monday armed with what appeared to be a gun have been released. Jonathan Petersen reportedly entered Kwik Trip on Green Bay Rd. in Somers to confront a female employee. The two apparently had worked together at a local grocery store. According to a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept., deputies confronted Petersen who eventually dropped the rifle. Then he put a knife to his own neck and yelled at deputies to shoot him. They tased him instead and he was taken into custody. The sheriff's department is requesting that Petersen be charged with making terroristic threats, disorderly conduct while armed and a restraining order violation. According to online court records, a restraining order was issued against Petersen just last April. By the way, the gun Petersen used at Kwik Trip was a realistic-looking airsoft rifle.