Man killed in two-vehicle crash at Twin Lakes early Sunday – Kenosha News

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A summit to address how Kenosha-area law enforcement can collaborate to better serve the public touched on a number of timely topics Wednesday, including the opioid crisis, human trafficking and multi-jurisdictional communications.
The summit, for which Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman played host, included the police chiefs from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Twin Lakes and the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, as well as, Carthage College’s public safety director, the Wisconsin State Patrol and Kenosha County David Zoerner.
The agency’s top cops met with Kerkman during the two-hour session which concluded with a press conference in her office.
“I just wanted to say, today is the first time bringing everybody together with law enforcement partners both at the state level and our local level because it’s important,” Kerkman said. “Public safety is something that I think our constituents talk about every single day.”
The agency representatives, along with Kerkman, joined a roundtable discussion focusing on the opioid crisis as the county has had 48 confirmed deaths last year “and 29 pending cases right now,” she said.
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The 58-year-old driver of a Jeep was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the early hours Sunday in western Kenosha County.
The Twin Lakes Police Department were informed at 2:48 a.m. Sunday of the crash at the intersection of County Highway P (388th Avenue) and West Main Street (104th Street).
Upon arrival, officers discovered two people had been ejected from a 1978 Jeep during the crash. The driver of the Jeep, William H. Peterson, 58, who authorities indicated had no current permanent address, died at the scene despite life-saving efforts.

The passenger of the Jeep was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Burlington with non-life-threatening injuries.
The initial investigation revealed the Jeep was being operated westbound on West Main Street and failed to yield to the right-of-way for a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup truck was being operated southbound on County Highway P. The Tundra struck the Jeep on the passenger side, causing both occupants of the Jeep to be ejected, the department stated.
The occupants of the truck received minor injuries and were transported to Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha and Burlington.
The Twin Lakes Police Department was assisted at the scene by units of the Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Twin Lakes Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Randall Fire Department, Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire and Rescue, Richmond Fire Department, Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and Jensen Towing and Recovery.
The crash remains under investigation.

According to figures from the U.S. government, 35,092 people died in car-related accidents in the U.S. in 2015 — a 7.2 percent increase in traffic deaths from 2014.
Why the recent uptick in traffic fatalities? The National Safety Council suggests that declining gas prices have resulted in people driving longer distances. The organization also notes that today’s drivers are more distracted than ever, and are more likely to use social media behind the wheel.
Regardless, while driving fatalities have increased nationwide, some states are more dangerous than others. Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, data analysts used the total number of car-related fatalities for each state from 2000 to 2015 to rank the deadliest states for car accidents. They then found the average number of fatalities each year per 100,000 people. States are ranked by the average fatalities per year, from least to most dangerous. In the event of a tie, states are listed in ascending order by the total number of fatalities.
Notably, the states that dominate the top of this list tend to be more rural, while states with big urban cores like New York, New Jersey and California rank toward the bottom. This is likely because rural residents face longer commutes and driving distances than their urban counterparts. Urban residents are also more likely to walk, bike or use public transportation.
*Note: Not all of the images in the story depict crashes from each state and the images do not specifically portray fatal car accidents.

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 6.15
Total Fatalities: 6,393
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 30.47%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 6.80
Total Fatalities: 21,001
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 25.38%
Rhode Island
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 6.94
Total Fatalities: 1,176
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 45.83%
Utah
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 7.58
Total Fatalities: 10,546
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 30.21%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 8.14
Total Fatalities: 4,592
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 38.07%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 8.53
Total Fatalities: 8,789
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 41.86%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 9.17
Total Fatalities: 18,596
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 39.98%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 9.27
Total Fatalities: 1,949
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 43.87%
Hawaii
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 9.46
Total Fatalities: 7,842
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.32%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 9.78
Total Fatalities: 2,032
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.63%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 9.82
Total Fatalities: 57,092
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.37%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 10.12
Total Fatalities: 9,150
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 36.79%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 10.38
Total Fatalities: 19,072
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 37.40%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 10.76
Total Fatalities: 17,165
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 32.96%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 10.84
Total Fatalities: 4,450
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 19.30%
Kansas
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.04
Total Fatalities: 13,636
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.93%
Alaska
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.18
Total Fatalities: 1,214
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 38.30%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.25
Total Fatalities: 6,655
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 36.23%
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Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.26
Total Fatalities: 22,613
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.97%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.66
Total Fatalities: 1,159
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 36.67%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 11.83
Total Fatalities: 9,069
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 39.08%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 12.15
Total Fatalities: 10,849
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 42.11%
Maine
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 12.94
Total Fatalities: 2,725
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 34.57%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 13.02
Total Fatalities: 13,253
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 26.85%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 13.14
Total Fatalities: 6,318
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 24.11%
Nevada
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 13.18
Total Fatalities: 5,224
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 36.03%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 13.53
Total Fatalities: 3,873
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.79%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 14.14
Total Fatalities: 1,954
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 40.84%
Texas
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 14.67
Total Fatalities: 55,899
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 31.97%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 15.18
Total Fatalities: 6,784
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 31.52%
Idaho
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 15.80
Total Fatalities: 23,234
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 25.86%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 16.00
Total Fatalities: 3,754
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 34.12%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 16.00
Total Fatalities: 23,098
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 34.37%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 16.00
Total Fatalities: 46,299
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 31.53%
Arizona
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 16.35
Total Fatalities: 15,613
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 32.27%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 16.92
Total Fatalities: 15,832
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.37%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 17.77
Total Fatalities: 1,919
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 47.26%
Tennessee
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 18.34
Total Fatalities: 17,960
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 29.25%
Louisiana
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 18.89
Total Fatalities: 13,636
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 35.92%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 19.38
Total Fatalities: 13,147
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 29.44%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 19.50
Total Fatalities: 11,400
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 33.41%
South Dakota
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 19.59
Total Fatalities: 2,487
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 40.45%
West Virginia
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 19.96
Total Fatalities: 5,846
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 36.79%
New Mexico
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 20.59
Total Fatalities: 6,474
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 39.70%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 20.96
Total Fatalities: 15,606
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 30.15%
Arkansas
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 21.17
Total Fatalities: 9,587
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 31.61%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 21.66
Total Fatalities: 15,292
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 42.41%

Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 24.16
Total Fatalities: 3,716
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 47.31%
Mississippi
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 26.42
Total Fatalities: 12,349
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 23.47%
North Carolina
Average Fatalities in a Year (per 100,000): 28.62
Total Fatalities: 2,446
Percent of Fatalities Related to Alcohol: 38.35%

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