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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