kenosha county sheriff's department

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

Sunday Authorities continued investigating a rollover crash in the 1500 block of Sheridan Road in Somers that apparently began following a hit-and-run crash in Pleasant Prairie late Saturday.

According to Sgt. Aaron Schaffer of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, officers responded to a hit-and-run accident around 9:32 p.m. in the 9100 block of Sheridan Road.

Schaffer said the suspect vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and another vehicle had been traveling westbound on 91st Street when the Jeep rear-ended the other vehicle.

“When the woman said she was going to call police, they took off northbound (on Sheridan),” Schaffer said.

The woman had apparently taken photos of the Jeep’s license plate in an effort to assist police in tracking it.

According to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Pittsley, authorities pursued the vehicle traveling northbound on Sheridan Road. Witnesses reported the driver had been traveling erratically and at speeds of up to 60 mph.

According to Pittsley, the vehicle struck another car, the impact causing it to roll over. Both vehicles were disabled as a result of the crash.

He said the driver in the suspect’s vehicle was arrested, but was not injured. A passenger in the suspect’s vehicle and the driver of the other car were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

Sheridan Road was closed in both directions following the accident.

Pittsley said the suspect, a man from the Racine and Kenosha area, had multiple warrants for his arrest. Additional details are expected to be released today.

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