One dead in fatal crash in Town of Darien, police say

One dead in fatal crash in Town of Darien, police say

One person was killed and another was injured in a fatal two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

In a press release, officials said a Ford Freestyle SUV was traveling westbound on Highway 11/14 when it made a left-hand turn into the path of a Ram 2500 pickup, which was traveling eastbound. The Ram struck the Ford in the passenger side, causing severe damage.

According to the release, the Ram was driven by 19-year-old Cole Bischke, of Elkhorn. He was taken to the hospital with injuries. The severity of Bischke’s injuries are unknown. Police said the Ford Freestyle driver was identified as 56-year-old Tina Shafer, of Delavan. Shafer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit is still investigating the crash.

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