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Racine County Sheriff’s Office: 67-year-old man killed in single-vehicle rollover crash in Burlington

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Racine County Sheriff's Office

BURLINGTON — Racine County Sheriff’s officials say one person was killed in a crash that occurred on State Highway 36 in the Town of Burlington on Monday, October 19th.

The rollover crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on State Highway 36 south of Yahnke Road.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found a 2004 Ford Explorer on the west side of Highway 36 with extensive damage.

The 67-year-old man who was the lone occupant of the vehicle was ejected, and pronounced dead at the scene.

An initial investigation has revealed the vehicle was southbound on Highway 36 at a high rate of speed — based upon witness statements. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted left from the right lane across the left lane to the left shoulder. The vehicle appeared to steer hard right and over-corrected — causing the vehicle to rotate and strike the right shoulder guardrail. The vehicle traveled through the guardrail and began to roll — ejecting the driver.

The incident remains under investigation and the name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.

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