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Deerfield man with suspended license sentenced in deadly crash

The surviving victim of a June 2012 motorcycle accident did not get the exact justice he may have wanted when Dane County Circuit Judge Julie Genovese sentenced the driver responsible to three years probation with nine months in jail. It was an accident that was emotionally difficult for the 50-year-old victim to relive in the Dane County courtroom last month, especially because it was a crash that left him seriously injured and claimed the life of his girlfriend.

Fatal crashes on a decline but still a concern for most

Although the 2013 crash statistics for Wisconsin are still being compiled for the state, transportation experts have already found something surprising: the number of fatal accidents is on the decline. According to their findings so far, the country has not seen numbers this low since World War II, leaving some to wonder what this could mean for the future.

Foggy conditions lead to fatal car crash in St. Croix County

Witnesses watching a serious accident take place in front of their eyes on July 31 in St. Croix County likely didn't know that they were also witnessing the seventh fatality to take place this year in the state of Wisconsin. Taking place at the intersection of County Highway G and County Highway T in Erin Prairie, this fatal crash is a reminder to others across the state of just how dangerous of a mix inclement weather and distracted driving can be.

Two fatal Wisconsin accidents occur within days of each other

Residents in and around Jefferson County are probably thinking that their roads are a little bit more dangerous this week after two separate car accidents in the area claimed the lives of two people within days of each other. While these crashes are both reminders of how even one mistake behind the wheel can change a life forever.

Experts warn of road dangers for returning veterans

Worrying about a soldier while they are deployed in an overseas battle zone is a common emotion for most Wisconsin residents. They realize the risk these people are in and hope they come through the situation unharmed. But as some service members and counselors are discovering, soldiers may be finding themselves in equally dangerous situations after returning home as well.

Racing turns deadly for two Wisconsin motorcycle riders

Driving on the roadways in Wisconsin can turn deadly at any moment, but this statement is more so true for motorcycle riders who do not have the same protection that other motorists have. While helmets and riding gear may offer you some protection, in most serious accidents, steel beats bone every time.

Drug evidence allowed in fatal motorcycle accident case

On a spring day in May 2012, 12 riders from the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang were preparing to cross the Mackinac Bridge as part of their annual Bridge Run through Michigan. It was a trip many of the riders had taken before. Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary until a 26-year-old Wisconsin man lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the center line, and smashed into the group of motorcyclists.

Wisconsin police still not sure of fault in fatal bus accident

The surviving family of a 79-year-old Mount Pleasant man still has no answers this month when it comes to the events surrounding the man's death in December. Despite the Racine Police Department's best efforts, investigators are still no closer to knowing what caused the deadly car accident that claimed his life, nor do they know who to hold responsible.

Icy roads likely cause for deadly head-on collision near Jackson

As readers of our blog know, Mother Nature has been incredibly generous with the amounts of snow she has dropped on areas across the state of Wisconsin, including here in our very own St. Croix County. Because of the tremendous amounts of frozen precipitation on the roadways, drivers have found travel to be more dangerous than usual.

Several victims listed in critical condition after three-car accident

Icy roads, as well as perhaps a little negligence, were to blame for a serious accident that crippled three vehicles and sent13 people to the hospital this month. And although police have yet to complete the investigation into the matter, community members are already starting to speculate about what events led up to this series of accidents.

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