SEPT. 22, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
On September 22, 2020, at 1:52 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue responded to the 1400 block of the East Frontage Road (120th Ave.) for a two-vehicle injury crash. Upon deputies’ arrival, the operator of one of the vehicles involved was deceased.
The East Frontage Road is currently closed to traffic due to the investigation of this crash. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes highway E (12th Street), highway MB (136th Avenue), highway S (Burlington Road), and highway H (88th Avenue) until the East Frontage Road is reopened. The investigation is still active.
SEPT. 24, 2020, UPDATE:
During the preliminary investigation, a 2014 Kia automobile was northbound on the East Frontage Road when it struck head-on with a 2004 Honda sport-utility that was southbound. The operator and sole occupant of the Kia died at the scene. She was identified as Patricia J. Pietras an 88-year-old female who was a resident of Waterford, Wisconsin. The operator of the Honda was an 18-year-old female resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin. She suffered minor injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department with any information regarding the accident at 262-605-5100, or anonymously to the Kenosha County Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333.