Fatal accident in Burlington Tuesday evening

RCSOAt 651 p.m. on 09-22-15 the Racine County Communications Center took a 911 call of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of the STH 36 bypass and Pine St in the Town of Burlington. The initial calls stated that one vehicle was flipped over and one vehicle was possibly on fire. Upon arrival of Deputies and fire/rescue personnel on scene it was confirmed that one of the vehicle drivers, a 21 year old male had perished in the accident. The second vehicle operator, a 56 year old male was transported by rescue away from the scene and then flighted to Froedtert Hospital for his injuries. No other occupants were in the two vehicles involved in the accident.

The intersection was closed for approximately 5 hours due to this accident.

Initial investigation shows that speed and failure to obey a traffic signal maybe contributing factors in this accident. The accident remains under investigation.