1 dead, 2 seriously injured in head-on crash in Kenosha County, driver charged with OWI
KENOSHA COUNTY — A 38-year-old Kenosha County man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated following a fatal crash on Monday, January 1st.
The two-vehicle crash happened around 6:30 p.m. on Highway K in Kenosha County.
Investigation at the scene revealed that a 2006 Toyota Corolla was traveling eastbound and was struck head-on by a westbound 2012 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.
The operator of the Toyota Corolla, 53-year-old Djuana Latshaw, was pronounced dead at the scene. There was a seven-year-old male passenger in the vehicle. He has seriously injured but is expected to survive. They both are from City of Kenosha.
The operator of the pick-up truck, a 38-year-old man, also sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive.
The investigation revealed that the pick-up truck operator left his lane and entered the lane occupied by the car, causing the crash.
The male operator of the pick-up was alone in the vehicle. He is a Kenosha County resident.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department says the man is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, first offense causing death, as well as numerous traffic related charges.
The investigation is still active.