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Fatal Wisconsin car accident kills teen, injures 4 others

A fatal car accident in Wisconsin took the life of a 19-year-old man on March 8 and injured four others. Authorities believe the 19-year-old unsuccessfully attempted to pass another vehicle traveling northbound. The car accident was caused when the passing attempt went awry and his vehicle veered into the southbound lane, directly into the path of another vehicle. His vehicle collided with another car driven by a 43-year-old Town of Farmington woman traveling with her three children.

The car accident injured all four of the occupant. All were transported to a local hospital and although the extent of their injuries was not detailed, are expected to make a full recovery. The 19-year-old man did not fare as well. He died at the scene of the accident.

Preliminary reports suggest that there was no type of alcohol or drug impairment involved with either driver, but the report does not state whether any toxicology samples were taken. Police believe that the passing attempt caused the man to lose control of his vehicle and it was only this action that caused this accident. The extent of the injuries to the family members was not clear other than a report that none were considered life-threatening. They will likely have medical costs for the time they spent at the hospital as well as expenses related to follow-up care and recovery.

It is still too early in the investigation process to definitively conclude exactly what caused the Wisconsin car accident. However, one person died and four people were hospitalized as a result. The family of the deceased victim, as well as the four family members who were injured, will most likely want to evaluate the official investigation report once it is completed to assess their legal rights and responsibilities in connection with the fatal wreck.

Source: FOX6Now.com, "19-year-old Kewaskum man dies in two-vehicle collision," Cary Docter, March 9, 2012

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