On July 16th, 2020 at about 7:15 AM a deputy from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Highway E after a vehicle almost struck his squad car. The operator was verbally identified by the deputy and upon reapproaching the suspect vehicle the operator fled westbound on Highway E and crashed into a semi that was traveling southbound on Green Bay Road in the intersection.
Initial reports indicated that there was heavy damage to the suspect vehicle, a 2001 Ford Explorer. The operator of the Ford Explorer and the sole occupant died at the scene. A third vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Wrangler, was also struck by debris from the crash. The scene is still active. Wisconsin State Patrol was requested by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and responded to investigate the accident.
The operator of the semi and Jeep were not injured in the accident. The name of the deceased suspect is being withheld as this is still an open investigation. More information to follow.