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Driver killed after crashing into parked vehicle, tree in Racine

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RACINE — Racine police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred near 12th and Valley Drive Saturday morning, February 13.

Police say a 24-year-old man was driving east on 12th Street in the 1900 block, when the vehicle struck an unoccupied, legally parked vehicle. The vehicle continued east, striking a tree on the parkway.

The 24-year-old driver was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Emergency by the Racine Fire Department, and subsequently transferred to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee via Flight for Life.

The 24-year-old driver succumbed to injuries earlier this morning.

Racine Police accident investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this incident.

Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Accident Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7816.

You may also contact Crimestoppers with your anonymous tips at (262) 636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

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