Man dies in car-pedestrian crash on Highway 120

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Sarah Zimmermann
August 10, 2015

TOWN OF SPRING PRAIRIE—A Walworth County man died in a car-pedestrian crash Monday morning in the town of Spring Prairie.

Walworth County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the crash at 1:07 a.m. on Highway 120, just south of Highway D. Chad Kneesel, 38, of West Salem was hit by a car driven by Dipen Patel of Lake Geneva. Kneesel was transported to a local trauma center and later died.

Patel was driving southbound on Highway 120 when he struck Kneesel, who was walking on roadway. Patel was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

Kneesel was walking from the Alpine Valley Music Theater after attending a concert Sunday night, according to a Walworth County Sheriff's office press release.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office crash investigation unit is looking into the incident.

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