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Flight for Life called to three Kenosha County crashes within nine hours

In the span of nine hours on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to two traffic crashes, and one traffic incident, all of which required injured people to be transported by Flight for Life helicopter.

At 3:15 PM on Tuesday, Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries in the 17300 block of 128th Street. A 2003 Buick Century was driving west on 128th Street and for unknown reasons left the road and hit a tree. The driver, a 55-year-old man from Trevor suffered serious injuries and was transported to Froedert Hospital by Flight for Life. The cause of the crash is unknown, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

At 9:53 PM on Tuesday emergency officials responded to the 500 block of Sheridan Road for a traffic incident involving someone who had fallen out of a moving vehicle. Reports indicate that a 31-year-old Racine man was the rear seat passenger in a vehicle operated by his girlfriend. During an argument, the man leapt out of the moving car and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Froedert Hospital by Flight for Life.

Just after midnight on Wednesday morning officials responded to the 1100 block of 88th Avenue for traffic crash with injuries. A 2003 Mitsubishi was driving north on 88th Avenue, lost control and entered the west ditch of the road east of Shoreland Lutheran High School. A 28-year-old Racine man who was the driver was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A passenger in the vehicle was seriously injured and transported to Froedert Hospital by Flight for Life. The initial investigation has determined that speed and alcohol are factors in this crash.

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