Woman pronounced dead after Saturday morning accident

mppd1On Saturday July 30th at 7:11am, Mount Pleasant Police Officers were dispatched to a reported vehicle in the ditch, possible vehicle crash, on STH 20 (Washington Avenue) west of CTH V, in the Village of Mount Pleasant. A citizen reported one vehicle off road in the field area, with the operator passed out in the vehicle. Upon the arrival of the first Mount Pleasant Officer on scene, a silver Dodge Caliber was located on the north side of STH 20 in the field, well off the roadway. The Officer found the operator pulse less and not breathing, and immediately started CPR procedures. The Officer was then joined by a second MPPD Officer with a portable defibrillator, and an off duty Racine Firefighter who stopped to assist. CPR was continued on the 59 year old female operator until Paramedics from South Shore Fire/Rescue arrived on scene, to continue lifesaving measures. The female was transported to Wheaton St. Mary’s emergency room by South Shore Rescue squad.

Investigation at the scene indicated the female was operating westbound on STH 20 in the 12900 block when the vehicle veered off the roadway to the right. The vehicle entered the ditch line, continuing in a west/northwesterly direction, entering the open field north of STH 20. It is believed the female operator experienced a medical issue while operating the vehicle. The Dodge vehicle continued through the field coming to rest in a small dry ravine east of  the 13200 block of Washington Avenue (STH 20). No other vehicles were involved in this incident. The 59 year old female from Racine was pronounced deceased at the emergency room. Racine County Medical Examiner was notified. Investigation will continue by Mount Pleasant Investigators.