Three Die in Car Accidents Thursday in Washington County
Snow covered roads and weather conditions are believed to have contributed to three deaths in two car accidents in Washington County on Thursday.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 1:20 PM, a 23-year-old Menomonee Falls man was killed when he lost control of his southbound vehicle, slide across the center line and collided broadside with a northbound vehicle on County HWY K near Hall Road in the Town of Hartford. Hartford Fire and Rescue responded but the man died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the northbound vehicle, a 71-year–old Hartford woman suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital in Hartford.
Earlier in the day, around 11:15 AM, two Oshkosh women were killed when the van they were riding in collided with a semi-trailer truck on I-41 near Slinger.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the northbound van driven by a 24-year-old Oshkosh woman was traveling too fast for the conditions, went out of control, crossed over the median and collided head-on with the southbound semi. The woman and a passenger, her 15-year-old sister, were pronounced at the scene of the accident. The driver of the semi, a 61-year-old Ontario, Canada man was not injured, but as a precaution, was taken to the hospital for observation.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that at the time the accidents, highways in the county were snow covered with scattered slippery spots.