One dead, two injured in head-on crash in Town of Lyons

WALWORTH CO. (WITI) -- One person is dead and two others were injured following a head-on crash that occurred Thursday night, November 28th on Hwy.120, north of Prairie Road.

The initial investigation indicates that a Nissan Sentra, driven by a 52-year-old Lake Geneva man, was traveling southbound on Hwy. 120, when it crossed the center-line and struck a Chrysler 300, which was northbound on Hwy. 120.

52-year-old Jeffrey Peiffer of Lake Geneva, the lone occupant of the Nissan Sentra, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler 300 was taken via Flight for Life to Summit Hospital for critical injuries. The passenger of the Chrysler was taken by ambulance to Lakeland Hospital in Elkhorn with unknown injuries.

Police say Peiffer was not wearing a seat belt.

The road was closed for four hours while the Sheriff's Crash Investigation Unit processed the scene.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.