Person dies in accident-vehicle fire in Kansasville

police lightsOn 5/24/15 Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle accident on STH 75 just south of CTH A in the Town of Kansasville. The caller also reported that a person was trapped inside a truck that was on fire.

Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. When they arrived the vehicle was totally engulfed. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A preliminary investigation showed that there was a Ford Escape N/B on STH 75, the driver fell asleep, drifting into the S/B lane striking a Chevy pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. The driver of the pickup tried an evasive maneuver but was still struck. This forced him into the ditch where he became trapped. The vehicle then started on fire.

Kansasville Fire responded and extinguished the fire. They also provide medical assistance to the driver and passenger of the Ford Escape.

It appears as if everyone involved with the crash was wearing seatbelts.  It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. No names are being released pending notification of the family. This is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.