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Man dies in fully-engulfed vehicle fire on freeway in Kenosha County

Posted at 9:58 AM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 09:11:42-04

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.

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