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KENOSHA COUNTY — Kenosha County officials say a 24-year-old man jumped off I-94 while fleeing a deputy attempting to make a traffic stop, and fell approximately 25 feet to the roadway below.

The incident happened Tuesday evening, August 29th around 8:45 p.m.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy attempted to stop a 2004 Nissan that was traveling southbound on I-94 for an illegal temporary registration. After the deputy activated his emergency lights/siren to stop the Nissan, it took off — reaching 100 miles-per-hour.

Officials say the driver of the Nissan, a 24-year-old man, lost control of the vehicle and struck the west side median wall in the 9500 block of I-94.

The driver then quickly got out of the vehicle and jumped off the interstate, according to the sheriff’s office. The 24-year-old man fell approximately 25 feet to the roadway underneath (Highway C/Wilmot Road).Kenosha officials say a vehicle traveling on Wilmot Road had to swerve to avoid striking him.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to Froedtert Hospital via a Flight for Life helicopter with severe injuries.

An 18-year-old passenger, who remained with the vehicle, was also transported to a hospital for injuries.

The 24-year-old operator of the Nissan is facing numerous charges including his second OWI offense, hit-and-run causing injury and felony fleeing.

Identification of those involved are not being released at this time until the investigation is complete.

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