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Posted on: January 21, 2022

UPDATED: Racine woman killed in Somers crash

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ORIGINAL JAN. 21, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On January 21st, 2022, at 5:56 AM, Kenosha County deputies, detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 1500 block of Sheridan Road for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a green 2000 Buick LeSabre was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed, crossed into the northbound lanes, and crashed into the east ditch line.  The vehicle struck several objects before flipping onto its roof, caught fire, and ejected the front seat passenger. 

According to detectives on scene, the operator of the Buick, a 28-year-old man from Racine, WI sustained minor injuries.  The front-seat passenger, a 29-year-old woman also from Racine, WI was transported to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.  She later succumbed to her injuries and died.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notification.  The vehicle sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene.

The investigation is still active.  The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information regarding the crash at 262-605-5102.

JAN. 24, 2022, UPDATE:

The front seat passenger of the Buick LeSabre that was fatally injured on January 21st, 2022 has been identified as Dannisha A. Weatherspoon, a resident of Racine, WI.

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