Car strikes tree in rural Walworth Co., driver dies from injuries

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WALWORTH COUNTY (WITI) — The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Joshua Fanelli of Troy Township died after the car he was driving struck a tree early Tuesday, December 9th.

Officials say the crash happened in a private yard on Highway ES about a quarter-mile east of Bretsch Road..

The initial investigation shows Fanelli was travelling eastbound on Hwy. ES and left the road as he was negotiating a curve. His vehicle apparently crossed the center line and went across the westbound land of Hwy. ES before leaving the roadway and striking the tree.

An autopsy will be performed later this week to determine the exact cause of death.

The Sheriff’s Office received support from surrounding agencies including the Troy Center Fire Department, and the East Troy Fire Department.