Kenosha fatal crash: Jeep hits wall, catches fire

Officials from multiple agencies responded to the 7700 block of the West Frontage Road of I-94 in Kenosha County around 5:30 p.m. Sunday for a serious, single-vehicle crash. 

Initial reports indicated that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound, failed to negotiate the curve to the west, and struck a barrier. The Jeep had caught fire and the driver was pulled out by a passerby that came upon the crash site.

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According to deputies on the scene, the operator who was the sole occupant of the vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Officials have since identified the deceased as 46-year-old William Richardson of Bristol.

The vehicle had become fully engulfed, sustained extensive damage, and was towed from the scene.

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The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information regarding the crash at 262-605-5102.


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