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Wisconsin car accidents: 3 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision

Many things can happen on Wisconsin roadways that are used heavily by cars and other types of vehicles. While the majority of them travel safely without incident, accidents still frequently occur. These car accidents can result in damage to vehicles, injuries to drivers or passengers, and even death. A recent head-on accident in Brown County claimed the lives of three people and left two others with serious injuries.

Police officers responded to the accident that occurred on a state highway near the Dyckesville exit. Reports show that a car drove the wrong way onto an off ramp, then got onto the northbound lane of the highway traveling south. The driver, a 38-year-old man from Green Bay, then struck a northbound vehicle.

The wrong-way driver was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby medical center where he was pronounced dead. A 56-year-old woman and an 84-year-old woman who were passengers in the car that was struck were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The 32-year-old driver and a 58-year old passenger in the northbound vehicle suffered critical injuries in the accident and were transported via ambulance to a local hospital. All of the occupants of the northbound car were members of the same family.

A team from the Brown County Sheriff's Office is working on reconstructing the accident. The road remains closed as officials conduct the investigation. The identities of those involved in the accident were recently released.

Driving the wrong way on a highway would be considered to be negligent behavior on the part of the driver. When family members have lost loved ones in similar car accidents, some choose to pursue wrongful death litigation. Even though the driver who caused the accident died in the crash, a claim may be made against the driver's estate. An experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney can help family members seek a favorable award to compensate them for funeral costs and other expenses, as well as damages for the pain and suffering of their loss.

Source: wearegreenbay.com, "3 dead in head-on collision crash", Morgan Schillinger, Oct. 30. 2017

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