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Vehicle ends up in Milwaukee River in Barton

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Nov. 7, 2016 The Washington County Sheriff is investigating a single vehicle accident that occurred Sunday morning, Nov. 6 at 4:18 a.m. at the intersection of Newark Drive and Lighthouse Lane in the Town of Barton.  

Upon the deputy’s arrival, he located an unoccupied vehicle in the middle of the Milwaukee River.  Neighbors reported observing a male and female arguing on the shoreline after the accident. 

The investigation determined the vehicle was traveling westbound when the operator failed to stop of the stop sign and negotiate a small curve in the roadway before ending up in the river. 

The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident. 

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