Hartford Man Killed in Washington Co. Accident

10/29/11 – A 48-year-old Hartford man was killed in a four-vehicle accident last night about two-miles east of Highway 41 in Washington County. According to the Sheriffs Department, a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Cedarburg woman was westbound on Highway 60 in the town of Polk when it crossed the centerline and struck the eastbound pickup truck driven by the Hartford man. After the collision the pickup truck overturned and was struck by another westbound pickup truck before coming to rest on its roof. The Hartford man was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle driven by the Cedarburg woman continued westbound colliding with another vehicle, this time an eastbound mini-van, before both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the roadway. The second westbound vehicle that struck the pickup was operated by a 19 year-old Grafton woman, and there were two passengers in that vehicle. The eastbound mini-van was operated by a 36 year-old Germantown man, and there were 3 passengers in that vehicle. All of those involved were injured, but none of the other injuries appear to be life threatening at this time. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. Highway 60 was completely shut down from the time of the accident until approximately 1:15am.