May 25, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 8:10 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle accident located on Hy 41 northbound approximately a half mile north of Holy Hill Road in the Village of Richfield. Sheriff’s Dispatch was also advised that the adult male driver was currently unconscious inside the vehicle and there was also a juvenile male passenger inside the vehicle.
Deputies and personnel from the Richfield Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
Flight for Life was requested to the scene. After being treated by on-scene emergency medical personnel, the injured driver, a 19-year-old City of Hartford man, was subsequently flown to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with head, arm, and hip injuries. The injured passenger was taken to Froedtert West Bend to be examined for injuries.
Highway 41 was briefly closed in both directions to facilitate Flight for Life landing, and Highway 41 northbound was closed for approximately one half hour for the crash investigation. The Germantown Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol assisted on-scene.
A preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the man had been driving northbound on I41 when he drove off the roadway to the right, striking the concrete base for an overhead sign. The crash remains under the investigation of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.