Highway A collision kills Burlington woman

ROCHESTER — A two-vehicle collision on Highways A and J here Tuesday afternoon killed a Burlington woman and closed the intersection for several hours.

Racine County Sheriff’s Office deputies and first responders were dispatched to the intersection at 3:48 p.m. on a report of a collision, including a vehicle that had rolled over.

Initial collision investigation

Initial investigation showed that a van truck, driven by a 50-year-old Chicago man, was heading south on Highway J (North English Settlement Avenue) and failed to stop at the stop sign from Highway A (Plank Road). The truck struck a Chevrolet sedan, driven by a 41-year-old Burlington woman, traveling west on Highway A.

The driver of the Chevrolet, who was not identified, suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The intersection was closed until around 9 p.m. Tuesday due to the severity of the accident. The incident is still under investigation by the Racine County Sheriff’s Major Accident Assistance Team.


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