Turtle Lake, WI (September 14, 2023) – Two people lost their lives in a traffic accident reported near Turtle Lake on Wednesday evening, September 13. The Wisconsin State Patrol and other emergency responders went to the scene of the collision on Highway 8 shortly after it happened after receiving reports from dispatchers concerning the incident.
Sources say it was a three-vehicle collision that happened near 33rd Street at approximately 5:46 p.m. One of the involved passengers was pronounced deceased on-site by medical professionals. The victim was identified as Marthe Leora Mclean of Mission, Texas, age 92.
Another individual lost his life on the way to the hospital, who was identified as 66-year-old Lynn Kelly, of Deer Park, Wisconsin. Kelly was operating an SUV that was involved in the collision.
The health conditions of the other three individuals have not been reported at this time.
Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this auto accident. We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Auto Collisions in Wisconsin
Hundreds of lives are cut short yearly due to fatal traffic accidents in Wisconsin. Nearly 600 people lost their lives in car crashes in 2022 in the state. Though auto collisions occur for several different reasons, the majority are the result of distraction, fatigue, intoxication, and speeding. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal crash, it is important to talk to an attorney who can help you collect compensation for your losses and damages.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can drastically affect your life. Filing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind while you grieve the loss of your family member, however, it may be a wise option that can help you financially. The aftermath of your family member’s passing could involve a lot of costly events, such as a funeral, burial, and outstanding medical care that they may have required before they passed. Different parties can file a wrongful death claim when someone loses their life in a negligently caused accident. Some of these include:
- A spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- A personal representative of the estate
If you have lost a family member in an accident caused by negligence, you should talk to a Turtle Lake wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our lawyers are here to help you recover after you have lost a family member in an accident. We know that no amount of money can make up for the loss of your family member, however, it may be able to help you to financially recover during these trying times. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Clear Lake at (608) 471-5365 for more information on how we can assist you.
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