Town Of Erin Man Killed Following Two-Vehicle Crash

(Erin) Washington County reports its first fatal crash of 2023. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway K and Donegal Road in the town of Erin around 5:30pm Wednesday.

The preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle travelling north on K failed to yield the right of way and attempted to turn west onto Donegal Road. A southbound vehicle collided into the turning car. Before first responders reached the scene, it was reported that the driver of the northbound vehicle was unconscious.

The 88-year-old man from the town of Erin was conscious when deputies reached the crash and he was transported to Froedtert Hospital. Sheriff’s officials said Friday that they were later notified that he died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. They add that the investigation determined the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and heavy fog was also a contributing factor.

The driver and two occupants of the southbound vehicle were evaluated on scene and were released. The crash remains under investigation.

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