VILLAGE OF BRISTOL, Wis. — Authorities say a man lost control of his Jeep while taking a curve and struck a barrier, causing the vehicle to catch fire and ultimately kill the driver in Kenosha County on Sunday.
The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said in a statement the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. in the village of Bristol. The victim was identified as 46-year-old William J. Richardson, a resident of Bristol, Wis.
The sheriff's department states the man was driving northbound on I-94 near Frontage Road when he lost control while turning west and crashed into a barrier. The Jeep Grand Cherokee he was in caught fire, but the driver was pulled out of the fiery wreck by a passerby.
The man, who was the only person in the vehicle, was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later pronounced dead.
The public is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau with any information regarding the crash at 262-605-5102.