Fatal accident in Washington County

July 5, 2017 – Town of Trenton, WI – On Wednesday, July 5 at 5 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Indian Lore Road and E. Newark Drive in the Town of Trenton.

The caller reported a single vehicle struck a tree and there was an unresponsive person on the ground adjacent to the vehicle.

Boltonville Fire Department and Kewaskum Rescue were dispatched to the scene along with deputies from the Sheriff’s Office.

When the first sheriff’s deputy arrived, he located the vehicle up against a tree about 45 feet south of the paved portion of the roadway.

He also located the unresponsive subject on the ground and determined the subject was deceased.

The evidence at the scene indicated the driver was southbound on Indian Lore Road and failed to negotiate the 90 degree curve where Indian Lore Road turns into Newark Drive; driving off the south shoulder of Newark Drive and striking the tree head-on ejecting the driver (sole occupant) of the vehicle.

The operator was a 19-year-old village of Kewaskum resident. This is Washington County’s second traffic fatality of the year.

There is no further information being released at this time and the investigation is on-going.

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