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Wisconsin man killed in road rage accident

A 19-year-old man was killed after an apparent road rage accident that took place in Two Rivers. Shortly before the accident, the man visited a Manitowoc factory with three other men in order to engage the accused in a fight. When the victim attempted to drive away in his pickup truck, the accused pursued him. The high-speed chase eventually led to a fatal collision that resulted in the 22-year-old man being charged with hit and run causing death by negligent operation of a vehicle.

The fatal accident happened at around 10 p.m. on State Highway 42 near Thiede Road. When the victim's pickup truck was sideswiped, the impact of the collision caused him to lose control, hit a guard rail, and be thrown from the vehicle. He was then transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries. A 16-year-old male passenger who had been in the victim's pickup truck suffered a head injury, and two other passengers were uninjured.

After fleeing the scene, the accused was arrested at his home and held on $5,000 bail. Although the details of the accident are still under investigation, the Manitowoc County Coroner has confirmed that alcohol and drugs were involved. The victim was also not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.

If they choose to file a wrongful death claim, the deceased victim's family members may wish to gather testimony from the many witnesses who were at the scene of the crash. A lawyer may assist them in gathering witness testimony, police reports and medical records to present in court.

Source: Journal Sentinel, "$5,000 bail set for driver accused in Two Rivers road rage death", Lydia Mulvany and Annysa Johnson, November 20, 2013

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