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"I called 911 twice": Witness says fatal Lake Geneva accident could have been prevented

According to an area woman, Thursday’s deadly crash involving a dump truck in Lake Geneva could've possibly been prevented.

It happened at Highway 50 and Highway 12 just before 9 a.m.

The driver, Todd Klauser, 58, of Mukwonago died at the scene.

According to Amanda Wingert of Oconomowoc, the dump truck operator was driving erratically. She called 911 twice hoping authorities would catch up with him.

"He was all over the place, he was in the median, he was in the oncoming traffic, he was on the side of the road," she said.

But somehow authorities stopped another truck.

Soon after, the driver crashed.

"I gave the license plate number, the truck number, a mile marker, what I was approaching, descriptions, exits. I gave every detail so that I could help him and prevent anyone else from getting hurt".

Lake Geneva Police admit they did get a call about a reckless driver, but said they didn't have jurisdiction until the driver exited Highway 12   and crashed. 

Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating.

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