ORIGINAL JAN. 17, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:
On January 16th, 2022, at 1:05 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Newport, IL responded to the 13900 block of State Line Road (CTH WG) for a serious vehicle crash. Initial reports indicated that a red Chevy Spark was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, left the roadway, and crashed into a utility pole and then a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire.
According to deputies on scene, the operator and sole occupant was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, suffered severe burns, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was identified as a 24-year-old man from Milwaukee, WI. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notification. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.
The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department with any information regarding the crash at 262-605-5100.
JAN. 24, 2022, UPDATE:
The driver of the Chevy Spark that was fatally injured on January 16th, 2022 has been identified as Ryan J.M. Hoff, a resident of Milwaukee, WI.