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12-30-2004, 12:38 PM
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

September 16, 2004 Thursday

HEADLINE: 2 motorcyclists among 3 killed on roads;
Two-car crash leaves 18-year-old woman trapped in flames

A car-motorcycle collision on Milwaukee's northwest side killed a 31-year-old Milwaukee man Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after a teenager from Twin Lakes died in a fiery Kenosha County crash, authorities said.

Odie C. Hudson was traveling east in the far right lane of W. Silver Spring Drive on a Kawasaki motorcycle about 7 p.m. when an eastbound car attempted to turn in front of him onto southbound N. 103rd St., Milwaukee police reported. The motorcycle broadsided the car, throwing Hudson into the path of the car, which ran over him, police said. Hudson, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered traumatic head injuries and died at the scene, police said.

The 18-year-old driver of the car was expected to be cited for making an illegal right turn, police Capt. Eric Moore said. Neither drugs nor alcohol was thought to be a factor in the crash, Moore said.

The 17-year-old was taken to Burlington Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

On Tuesday night, a recently discharged Marine died on a highway in Waukesha County after he struck a deer with his motorcycle and was run over as he lay in the road.

Michael D. Kozub, 25, of Jefferson died at the accident scene, Waukesha County Sheriff's Detective Steve Pederson said.

Kozub was riding his 2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster west on Highway 18, near Mickle Road, when the deer ran into his path, Pederson said. The motorcycle landed on the highway's gravel shoulder, and Kozub landed in the path of two cars that had been behind him.

A 2002 Lincoln LS, driven by a man, hit the body first, Pederson said. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and called 911. As he was making the call, a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, driven by a woman, hit the body, Pederson said. The accident occurred just after 10 p.m.

The Sheriff's Department declined to release the names of the drivers pending the investigation.

Both drivers were cooperative, and there were no indications that either of them had been drinking alcohol, Pederson said. No citations are expected to be issued, he said.

Kozub was not wearing a helmet.