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October 2012 Archives

Wisconsin woman dies in crash

In an auto accident that may lead to a wrongful death liability case, an elderly Wisconsin woman was killed in a two-car collision that occurred in the Village of Nora at the intersection of North Stagecoach Trail and North Tiger Whip Road.Authorities stated that the 69-year-old victim from South Wayne was killed when her vehicle was hit by a vehicle driven by a 26-year-old woman from Monroe. The 26-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the driver's side of the victim's car. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Man causes fatal car crash while talking on a cellphone

A 65-year-old Wisconsin man is awaiting trial where he will face charges of second-degree reckless homicide and negligent homicide. The man is accused of causing the death of a 37-year-old woman while driving on a wet road.After a police investigation, authorities have stated that the 65-year-old man was driving behind a truck pulling a trailer on a wet road. While stuck behind the truck, the man then attempted to pass it; he momentarily lost control of the vehicle and then collided head-on with an oncoming car driven by the 37-year-old woman, killing her in the accident.

Wisconsin drunk driver kills woman while turning into driveway

A Wisconsin man driving a pickup truck hit an oncoming motorcycle while attempting to make a left-hand turn into his driveway. The driver of the motorcycle flew more than 6 feet over the hood of the truck. His passenger -- who was his wife -- flew about 60 feet away from the point of the accident. The Wisconsin husband and wife were brought to a nearby hospital where she later died.Police charged the truck driver with drunk driving. He first told police that he had not been drinking alcohol. However, a preliminary blood-alcohol test showed his concentration at 0.13 percent. Then he admitted to have had a few drinks, and blood analysis registered at 0.11 percent. The truck driver told police that he saw the motorcycle's headlights, and he thought that he had enough time to make the turn. He also said, however, that the driver of the motorcycle was speeding. The truck driver pleaded not guilty to charges of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and reckless driving causing great bodily harm.

Wisconsin man kills elderly woman in hit-and-run car accident

A 36-year-old Hammond man killed an 84-year-old woman in a hit-and-run accident one recent afternoon. The elderly woman was walking along a county road in a neighboring state when the fatal crash occurred. The man hit the woman and fled the scene in as she was left in a ditch. Emergency personnel detected a pulse on the woman, but she died later at the accident scene.Police found the man shortly after the accident several miles away from where he hit the woman. Police found a large hole in the windshield of the man's vehicle. There was damage to the hood and there were glass pieces and blood on the vehicle.

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