Darien man killed in I-43 crash in Rock Co.
The crash caused two more wrecks, WSP noted
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A 44-year-old Darien man died Monday night after he was thrown from his pickup truck when it struck a guardrail on I-43 in Rock Co.
On Thursday, the Rock Co. Medical Examiner’s Office identified the driver as Karl D. Wolf. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, troopers found Wolf unresponsive around 9:30 p.m. when they responded to reports of a three-vehicle wreck near Schroeder Road, in the Town of Turtle.
Investigators report Wolf suffered fatal injuries when he was thrown from the vehicle. They note he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.
The Wisconsin State Patrol stated alcohol, in addition to not being buckled up, may have been a factor in what happened. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed its preliminary investigation concluded he died from injuries sustained in crash. Additional testing is currently underway.
Both the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are still investigating.
TWO MORE WRECKS
Wolf’s crash was also blamed for two other subsequent wrecks, WSP added. First, a Pontiac G6 clipped his pickup, part of which was still blocking traffic. No injuries were reported in that incident. However, the driver of Ford Focus suffered non-life threatening injuries after also striking the truck.
Those drivers’ names were not released.
The three crashes forced the State Patrol to shut down the Interstate for approximately three and half hours. It reopened shortly before 1 a.m.
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