On Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 2:40am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle roll-over style accident located on I41 southbound approximately a half mile north of County Highway K in the town of Addison.
Sheriff’s Dispatch was also advised a man was lying in the roadway. Deputies and personnel from the Allenton and St. Lawrence Fire Department’s were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival of deputies, an unresponsive 23-year-old Allenton man was found lying in the south bound lanes of traffic.
He was believed to be the sole operator of the vehicle. Flight for Life was requested to the scene.
After being treated by on-scene emergency medical personnel, the man was subsequently flown to the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with unknown injuries.
Highway 41 was closed in both directions for approximately an hour, and remained closed for southbound traffic for an additional 20 minutes to facilitate the tow and roadway clean up.
A preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the man had been driving north bound on I41, when he entered the median, and then entered the south bound lanes of travel, rolling his vehicle onto the roadway. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the cause of the accident.
Courtesy Washington County Sheriff’s Sergeant Uhan