Victims identified in town of Sharon fatal crash
TOWN OF SHARON—Some of those involved in the fatal three-car accident in the town of Sharon on Saturday have been identified.
Four people were killed and four others injured after Walworth County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call at 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Highway K and Townhall Road, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.
The accident involved a semi-truck versus a 2011 pickup truck and a 2006 GMC Envoy.
Four people occupied the 2011 Chevy pickup. The driver, Carlos Venegas, 26, Delavan, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.
Two passengers, who have not been positively identified by the Walworth County Medical Examiner's Office, also were killed. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the other two victims as Carlos Venegas Jr., 2, and Maria Venegas, 28, both of Delavan. The final passenger, Venegas' 6-year-old daughter, was flown by Flight For Life to an area trauma center and remains critical condition, according to the news release.
Two people occupied the 2006 GMC Envoy. The driver, Carol Terry, 67, Rockford, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Mark Terry, 68, also of Rockford, was a passenger and remains in critical condition at a local trauma center, according to the news release.
The driver of the semi was identified as Jerry Morris, 52, of Elkhorn. A passenger in the semi was identified as Kevin Grethe, 46, of Sparta. Both men remain in area trauma centers with multiple injuries.
Police said a preliminary investigation revealed a fully loaded semi-truck and trailer was northbound on Highway K approaching the intersection with Townhall Road. The semi had the right of way as there is no stop sign for traffic on Highway K at that intersection, according to the news release.
The 2011 Chevy pickup truck was eastbound on Townhall Road and failed to yield to a posted stop sign, according to the news release. The semi collided with with the passenger side of the pickup, according to the news release. The 2006 GMC Envoy was southbound on Highway K and became involved in the crash.
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office Crash Investigation Unit and the Walworth County Medical Examiner's Office continue to investigate the incident. The names of the two remaining passengers will be released when positive identification has been established, according to the news release.