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Man pulled from burning car after crash in Mount Pleasant dies from injuries

Updated: 3:42 p.m. November 14, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Mount Pleasant Police say a driver hurt in a crash on Saturday has died. 

Investigators say 31-year-old Richard Keller of Mount Pleasant was traveling westbound on STH 20 when he collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander going southbound on CTH V. Keller's car then started on fire. 

Mount Pleasant Police say several good Samaritans helped pull Keller from the burning car before officers arrived on scene. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died. The driver of the other car, a 34-year-old Racine woman, was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

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Posted: 3:43 p.m. November 10, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Good Samaritans helped remove a man from a burning car on Saturday morning in Mount Pleasant. The man was critically injured in a crash with another vehicle.

The accident occurred at the intersection of State Highway 20 (Washington Ave.) and Highway V. Police say the man's Honda Civic collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander before landing in a ditch and starting on fire.

The Civic was traveling westbound on State Highway 20 and the Outlander was traveling southbound on Highway V. When the Civic entered the intersection of State Highway 20 and Highway V, it hit the Outlander.

According to information from police, the Outlander was driven by a 34-year-old female from Racine. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Ascension Hospital. The man in the Civic was transported to Froedtert Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The accident is being investigated by several agencies including the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

It does not appear that either driver was impaired during the accident and no citations were issued.




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