MOUNT PLEASANT — A Kenosha man died in a crash Saturday on Interstate 94 in Racine County.
According to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation release, Ronald L. Shingleton, 81, died after entering a closed portion of I-94 near Braun Road.
According to a preliminary investigation, at about 6:35 p.m. Saturday, Shingleton entered a closed portion of the interstate at Highway 11 and began traveling south. He entered an unpaved portion of the roadway with a drop, then traveled a short distance before striking the opposite side of the unpaved area.
A Wisconsin State Trooper arrived at the scene along with the South Shore Fire Department. Lifesaving efforts were attempted but unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash caused a portion of the roadway to be closed down.
Waterford man killed
In a separate incident, a 70-year-old man from Waterford was killed Friday after being involved in a crash near the intersection of Highway 20 and Maple Road.
According to a Waterford Police Department release, at about 3 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the intersection where they found two vehicles in a ditch. One vehicle appeared to “have rolled over several times.”
Officers have determined that Ronald G. Novak, 70, of Waterford, was traveling west on Highway 20 when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old Mukwonago woman who is suspected of driving through the stop sign on Maple Road at Highway 20.
Rescue personnel arriving on the scene found Novak already deceased. The woman was transported to Burlington Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
The Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction specialists were contacted to assist with the investigation, which is ongoing.