Fatal Car Accident in Rock County

By: Rock County Sheriff Dept. News Release
By: Rock County Sheriff Dept. News Release

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- On Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 3:20 AM Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office along with Orfordville Fire and EMS were dispatched to the area of CHY K and Shadewalt Road for a single vehicle crash.

The crash scene is in Plymouth Township approximately 1.5 miles south of Village of Orfordville.

Rock County Deputies were first on scene and determined the operator and sole occupant of the 2004 Mazda hatchback was deceased. Deputy Chief Coroner Bruce Smit pronounced the operator dead at the scene.

Investigating officers determined that the Mazda was headed southbound on CHY K and crested a small hill. The Mazda drifted off the road into the west ditch for 300 feet.

The operator over-corrected and drove across CHY K into the east ditch striking a large tree. The operator died instantly and a passerby discovered the crash scene.

Speed and alcohol may have contributed to this fatality. No other releases are anticipated unless the investigation turns up new information.

The name of the deceased will be released pending notification of next of kin.


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  • by A family friend Location: roscoe on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    You people have no idea how hurtful your comments can be! This man WAS a good father, husband, and friend! He made a terrible mistake and now we all have to go on without him! Remember your hatefulness when this happens to someone you love!Because I would not wish this pain on anyone. Also remember he WAS a father and his child could be reading this!
  • by A Friend Location: Freeport on Nov 4, 2010 at 05:56 AM
    DAN - he was at home, no one is sure why he left. You don't know what kind of person Ken was so please don't assume that he did not care about his family. Have you lived a perfect life? Have you ever made a mistake? Have some compassion, a family is hurting.
  • by DAN Location: ROCKFORD on Nov 3, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    BUZZ DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING.do your drinking at home so you dont kill someone's else family.i so sick of hearing how much a family man some fool is that drinks and drives.maybe if he did care about his family he wouldnt be out on the road after drinking.
  • by A Friend Location: Freeport on Nov 3, 2010 at 06:12 AM
    Thanks, Audra. Ken was not a drunk, he may have made a horrible mistake and he paid the ultimate price for it. Ken was a good man, a good father, husband and friend. He will be missed.
  • by Audra Location: Rockford on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:47 PM
    You should be more sensitive-just because alchohol MAY have been involved,does not make one a drunk-I've seen all kinds of risky behavior on the road-My family nearly crashed on Saturday when some stupid teen pulled out in front of us because she was to busy yaking on her cell-the deceased family and friends can read these post-they are hurting enough and don't need rightous opinions from complete strangers
  • by Berneice Location: Roscoe on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    Why does every drug store and stores for that matter have to sell alcohol? It causes so many family problems and heartaches. Changes peoples personalities and actions.I left my job at a well known drugstore because they put alcohol in.Such a shame.
  • by dan Location: rockford on Nov 2, 2010 at 11:22 AM
    when will people learn you cant drink your problems away you only end up with more problems or dead.now they want to have more bar time in rockford so we have more of this foolish actions leading to jail or death.do all of us a favor drunks stay at home and drink.
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