Four dead in crash near Sharon

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Staff report | May 28, 2016

SHARON -- Four people died in a crash that began with a car failing to heed a stop sign and being struck by a semi late this morning near Sharon.

Walworth County sheriff's deputies and area fire and rescue Units were dispatched about 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 to a semi vs. pickup truck crash with multiple injuries including entrapment at the Intersection of County Highway K at Townhall Road in Sharon Township.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a fully loaded semi-truck and trailer were northbound on HIghway K approaching the intersection with Townhall Road, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The semi had the right of way and there is no stop sign for traffic on Highway K at that intersection, according to the sheriff's office news release.

A 2011 red Chevy 2500 pickup truck was eastbound on Townhall Road at the same time and failed to yield from a posted stop sign, according to investigators.  

The semi collided with the with the passenger side of the pickup in a T-Bone manner, according to the sheriff's office.  

A third vehicle, which was a 2004 GMC Envoy, was southbound on Highwayt K and also was involved in the crash.

The semi was occupied by two persons and they were both transported to area trauma centers with multiple injuries.

The 2011 pickup was occupied by four people. Three were pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County Medical Examiner's Office.  The remaining occupant of the pickup truck was flown by flight for life to an area trauma center and is in very critical condition.

The 2006 GMC Envoy was occupied by two people.

One was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County Medical Examiner's Office.  

The other person in the 2006 GMC Envoy was transported to an area trauma center with critical injuries.

The names of those involved are being withheld pending positive identification as well as notification to the families.  

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office Crash Investigation Unit is investigating this incident.  This remains an open and ongoing investigation and further details will be shared in the next few days.

Agencies who assisted include the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, Darien Fire and Rescue, Sharon Fire and Rescue, Mercy Walworth and Rockford MD-1 Units, Walworth Police Department, Sharon Police Department, Medix Ambulance, Beloit Rescue Units, Flight for Life, Capron, IL Rescue, Walworth Rescue, Fontana Rescue, Clinton Rescue, Walworth County Department of Public Works, Walworth County Medical Examiner's Office, and local chaplains from the Delavan Police Department and the Walworth Fire Department.


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