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Vehicle flips over, catches fire killing woman in Kenosha

Kenosha Police
Posted at 12:33 PM, Jan 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 16:04:28-05

KENOSHA — The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said a woman was killed and a man was injured in a car crash Friday morning.

Police have identified the woman as 29-year-old Racine resident, Dannisha A. Weatherspoon.

The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Sheridan Road.

Officials said initial reports revealed that a green 200 Buick LeSabre was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it cross into the northbound lanes and crashed into the east ditch line.

The car struck several objects before it flipped onto its roof, ejected the front-seat passenger, and caught fire.

The driver, a 28-year-old Racine man, suffered minor injuries. The passenger, Weatherspoon, was taken to Froedtert Hospital where she later died.

Kenosha deputies said the vehicle sustained serious damage and has been towed from the scene, but police are still investigating.

If you know anything about the crash, contact the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5102.

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