Driver ejected from vehicle on 39th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie; dead at the scene

/Earlene Frederick photo

A car ran off 39th Avenue in the 12100 block in Pleasant Prairie this morning ejecting the driver, who died at the scene.

From a press release from Pleasant Prairie Police (more photos from freelance photographer Earlene Frederick below):

At approximately 9:07 a.m., Pleasant Prairie Police received reports that a vehicle was travelling at a very high rate of speed northbound on 39th Avenue from the State line and had struck another northbound vehicle in the 12600 block. The vehicle that was struck sustained damage, but there were no injuries. Several witnesses estimated the offending vehicle’s speed at approximately 90 mph. The offending vehicle continued north on 39th Avenue veering from lane to lane, crossing into oncoming traffic, and causing other vehicles to take evasive action. No other vehicles sustained damage. The offending vehicle then left the roadway in the 11900 block, going into the ditch on the east side of 39th Avenue where it continued for about 150 feet through dense brush when it struck a tree, ejecting the driver. The driver of the vehicle was deceased at the scene. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family. Traffic on 39th Avenue was diverted for approximately six hours while the crash was being investigated and due to difficulty in removing the vehicle. During the investigation, a helicopter from the Air-One Emergency Response Coalition was called to check the area of the crash scene using its Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) system to see if there were any other victims in the dense brush who may have been ejected. No other victims were found. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Pleasant Prairie Accident Reconstruction Team, however evidence suggests this situation may be due to a medical condition.

The AIR-ONE multi-agency police helicopter was called in to scan the area near the crash to look for other possible victims that might have been ejected from the vehicle. /Earlene Frederick photo

 

/Earlene Frederick photo

 

/Earlene Frederick photo

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