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Wisconsin Woman Killed, Another Injured in Car Accident

Recent local news reports detail that a car accident on Saturday killed a Kenosha woman and left another woman seriously injured. As a result of the fatal car accident, a 23-year-old motorist from Kenosha was charged with "one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and one count of causing great bodily harm by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle." Pleasant Prairie police reported that the man was driving his pickup truck when it was struck the passenger side of another vehicle attempting to make a left turn from Highway 50 onto 104th Avenue.

The driver of the other vehicle was reported as a 25-year-old woman. She was flown to Froedtert Medical Center in Milwaukee via Flight For Life following the fatal car accident. Once admitted she was listed in critical condition. The passenger in this vehicle, identified as a 28-year-old woman from Kenosha, suffered fatal injuries in the car accident and died as a result at St. Catherine's Hospital in Pleasant Prairie.

Witnesses to the fatal accident told police that the man charged in this case "sped up to make it through a red light when it struck the woman's vehicle, which was making a left turn. The impact of the collision sent the vehicle into the southeast corner of the intersection. Her vehicle then struck a traffic control box, which knocked out traffic lights at the intersection for several hours."

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Aurora Medical Center, in Kenosha, with non-life threatening injuries.

Source: Lake County News-Sun "Kenosha woman killed in car-truck accident" 1/25/2011

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