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Car accident in northern Wisconsin claims a life

A man is dead following a fatal wreck north of Sparta on Oct. 18, according to local law enforcement. The head-on car accident also seriously injured a second person, Wisconsin police have reported. The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, and no charges have been filed as of this writing.

Police indicate the collision happened in the early afternoon on County Highway 27. Details about the crash itself are sketchy, but it appears the crash involved a pick up truck driven by a 53-year-old man and a car driven by a 52-year-old woman. It is unknown what caused the crash, but it has been confirmed that it was head-on.

The male driver was declared dead at the scene of the accident by medical personnel on the scene, while the woman was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance. Her injuries are unknown, but are said to be severe. Her condition at this time is also unknown. Police continue to investigate the accident, but have not yet commented on whether alcohol or high speeds were factors in the crash.

There is too little known about this car accident to make an accurate forecast of what the Wisconsin police investigation might uncover. When one driver in a two-vehicle crash does not survive, it can hinder the investigation further. Should the deceased driver be found at fault for the accident, the surviving driver may be able to file a personal injury law suit against his estate. If, however, the injured driver is deemed responsible, the deceased driver's next of kin may file for wrongful dismissal.

Source: wxow.com, Accident claims life near Sparta Friday afternoon, Scott Hackworth, Oct. 18, 2013

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