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Jackson Man Killed in Early Morning Crash on Highway 45 in Barton

Posted on Apr 14, 2011

April 14, 2011 - Washington County, WI - A Jackson, Wisconsin resident lost his life on March 19 when he was involved in a serious rollover crash on Highway 45.

JSOnline reports that Washington County police identified the victim as Kyle D. Theisen, 27, who was the driver of a Ford SUV involved in the early morning accident. Theisen's vehicle collided with the rear of a Ford van driven by a 57-year-old man from Fon du Lac County.

As his vehicle rolled over, Theisen was partially ejected and pinned underneath his SUV. The medical examiner pronounced him dead at the scene. The van driver was able to escape from his vehicle and was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend where he was treated for minor injuries.

Authorities say the vehicles both lost control after the crash and rolled into a ditch on the west side of the highway. It has been determined that speed, alcohol and the lack of seat belt use contributed to the fatal accident.

Rollover accidents account for a majority of fatal car accidents because of the severe trauma passengers can experience. These crashes often result in serious head injury, spinal cord damage and internal hemorrhaging. Injuries this serious often take months of recovery and can cause permanent disability and long-term complications.

According to crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 561 fatalities in 2009 because of traffic accidents in Wisconsin.

As a service to the residents of Wisconsin, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents occurring in Wisconsin that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:

•           single-car accidents;

•           accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and

•           accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving. 

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