Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said at a news conference Friday that the garage underneath O’Donnell Park will remain closed until engineers determine it is safe to re-open.
A 30-foot concrete slab fell one story at 4:01 p.m. Thursday, killing Jared Kellner, 15, of Greenfield, and injuring Amy Wosinski, 36, and her 15-year-old son Eric Wosinski of East Troy, according to authorities.
The 27,000-pound concrete slab fell about 10 to 12 feet from the facade of the garage above the exit leading to Lincoln Memorial Drive, directly across from the Milwaukee Art Museum.
It happened just down the street from the Summerfest grounds. At the time, thousands of people were pouring into downtown Milwaukee to attend the kickoff of the music festival.
People who had parked in the O’Donnell parking garage are now being let back in. They were indefinitely barred from re-entering the facility Thursday.