A driver in Jefferson County, Wisconsin died in a crash on Friday night after fleeing from a deputy. According to Sheriff Paul Milbrath, a Jefferson County deputy had stopped to check on a car in the town of Aztalan around 10 p.m. Friday. The deputy smelt marijuana and urged the driver to exit the vehicle, but the man escaped.
The deputy lost sight of the truck but soon noticed smoke and discovered It had crashed near Fort Atkinson. The car appeared to have rolled over multiple times. According to a fox News article from January 16, 2022, deputies checked the man’s condition but could not discover a pulse.
The driver was alone in the car, and his identity is being withheld until his family is notified. Fort Atkinson is located around 50 miles west of Milwaukee. The Wisconsin State Patrol is currently investigating the accident.
Based on an NBC15 broadcast from January 14, 2023, the chase went from the crossroads of County Road Q and County Road B to a few miles distant near the intersection of County Road G and Highway 12. The crash happened around 10:12 p.m., according to officials. The driver was trapped and had no pulse. Fort Atkinson Fire and EMS responded and confirmed the man’s death.
The Wisconsin State Patrol, Fort Atkinson Fire and EMS, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office were all called to the incident. The inquiry is still underway, and more details will be published as they become available.