MANITOWOC FATAL CRASH

A FATAL CRASH IN MANITOWOC COUNTY EARLY THIS MORNING. THE MANITOWOC COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS IT HAPPENED AROUND 1:15 A.M. A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY ATTEMPTED TO STOP A VAN SPEEDING SOUTHBOUND ON COUNTY HIGHWAY LS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF CENTERVILLE. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED SPEEDING AND LOST CONTROL WHILE TRYING TO TURN, CRASHING INTO A DITCH, FLIPPING OVER AND HITTING A TREE. A 17-YEAR OLD MALE WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE AND PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE DRIVER, A 15-YEAR OLD FEMALE, AND A 14-YEAR OLD FEMALE PASSENGER WERE TRAPPED INSIDE AND NEEDED THE JAWS OF LIFE TO BE RESCUED. THEY WERE TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES, BOTH FEMALES WERE WEARING SEATBELTS. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SHOWS THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN WITHOUT THE OWNER’S CONSENT.

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