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Woman killed in suspected OWI crash in Kenosha County

Suspect's pickup veers into wrong lane
Posted at 8:56 AM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 09:56:42-05

OWI charges have been filed after a woman was killed and a 7-year-old boy was injured in a New Year's Day crash in Kenosha County.

Emergency crews responded to the accident in the 12300 block of highway K (60th St.) at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. 

Investigators say the 54-year-old woman was driving east and was struck head-on by a 38-year-old man driving a pickup. 

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 7-year-old male passenger in her vehicle was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, the pickup left his lane of travel, causing the head-on crash. 

The driver, a Kenosha County resident, was charged with first-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and several other traffic-related charges. 

The name of the victim was not released pending notification.