Fatal Vehicle Accident
Posted on 02/02/2023
Date: February 2, 2023
Subject: Fatal Vehicle Accident 2023-4626
Authority: Sergeant Scott Hanson

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the second traffic fatality of 2023. On Thursday February 2, 2023, at 8:19 am the Washington County Dispatch Center received a report of a vehicle possibly in the tree line on the south side of Turtle Road west of Level Road in the Town of Hartford. Prior to the arrival of deputies, a second caller reported a vehicle with heavy damage in the same area with a deceased male driver.

Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with the Hartford Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival of the first deputy, it was determined that the vehicle had extensive damage and the driver who was the sole occupant was deceased.

An initial investigation of the crash showed that the vehicle driven by a 33 year old Milwaukee man was west bound on Turtle Road at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and entered the south ditch line. The vehicle struck several trees before coming to rest in the ditch, pinning the driver in the vehicle.

Turtle Road was closed for approximately 6 hours to assist in the crash investigation and vehicle removal. The crash remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and no further information will be released at this time.