Car vs. Tree Fatality Accident in Rock County

The preliminary investigation showed that a eastbound 1994 Dodge van driven by Barry B. Bartle, 58, of Orfordville, WI, swerved off the road into the south ditch and hit a tree head-on. Barry was not wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle was not equipped with airbags. A coroner’s office representative pronounced him dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation. Additional details will be made available when the investigation and reports are completed and approved.