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‘Downed power line:’ 1 dead following crash near 16th and Washington in Kenosha

KENOSHA — Kenosha police are investigating a fatal crash that happened early Wednesday morning, Feb. 26 near 16th Avenue and Washington Road. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Stephanie Baumann.

Police responded to the scene around 2:10 a.m. for reports of a fire. Upon arrival, officers located a downed power line, which was causing a small fire.

Police began checking for signs of a motor vehicle accident but did not immediately locate any physical evidence suggesting a crash had occurred. Officers continued checking the area.

Kenosha police investigate crash near 18th Avenue and Washington Road

Police then located a vehicle in a parking lot near 16th Avenue and Washington Road. The vehicle had heavy front end damage.

A 33-year-old woman was found inside the vehicle, entrapped, underneath the steering column. Kenosha police began first aid and the Kenosha Fire Department responded.

Lifesaving measures were not successful.

The Wisconsin State Patrol’s Traffic Reconstruction Unit is assisting Kenosha Police with the accident investigation.

Kenosha police investigate crash near 18th Avenue and Washington Road

It is believed that speed and road conditions contributed to the crash.

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