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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal crash in Walworth County


TOWN OF DARIEN (WKOW) -- Authorities identified the man who died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 in Walworth County.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Department says the man who died is 44-year-old Carlos Cantu of Lake Geneva.

Deputies say Cantu was eastbound on Hwy. 11 when he lost control of his pickup truck on a snow-covered road and slid into the westbound lane, where the truck was broadsided by a milk hauler.

Cantu was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say he was wearing his seatbelt.

The driver of the milk hauler, Michael Forstrom, was not hurt.


TOWN OF DARIEN (WKOW) -- Walworth County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle vs. semi crash on Highway 11 just east of Old 89 Road shortly before 11:30 Tuesday morning.

Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles had come to rest in the westbound lane of Hwy. 11.  The vehicles involved were a westbound semi milk hauler and an eastbound vehicle. 

Preliminary investigation shows the eastbound vehicle lost control on the snow-covered road and slid into the westbound lane.  The semi struck the vehicle broadside on the driver's side.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was killed upon impact.  The Walworth County Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.  No further information about the vehicle or driver will be provided, pending family notification.

33-year-old Michael Forstrom, of Brooklyn, was the driver of the milk hauler.  He was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash.

Wisconsin State Patrol was notified and a member of their post-crash truck team was sent to inspect the semi.  The Walworth County Crash Investigation Unit was also dispatched to investigate the crash.  Also assisting were the Delevan-Darien Police Department, Darien Fire and Rescue, and the Walworth County Coroner's Office. 

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