Crash with injuries on Highway K east of Highway 45, Bristol

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At 6:29 a.m., deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of crash with injuries on Highway K (60th Street) just east of Highway 45.

Crash involves a garbage truck and a car, according to dispatch. The Pheasant Run Landfill is located just to the east of the crash scene.

Initial rescue personnel at scene reports driver of car, a woman, may be trapped in vehicle. Accident appears to be a partial head-on crash, according to scanner transmissions.

Deputies are shutting down traffic on Highway K.

UPDATE 6:38 a.m. — Flight for Life being contacted.

UPDATE 6:40 a.m. — Second rescue squad being called from Paris Fire Department.

UPDATE 6:50 a.m. — Flight for Life medical transport helicopter responding to scene.

UPDATE 6:57 a.m. — Bristol Rescue is transporting one individual non-emergency to a hospital.

UPDATE 7:01 a.m. — Dispatch reports Flight for Life is in the air, coming from Fond du Lac and “battling a headwind.” Estimated time of arrival 7:40 a.m.

UPDATE 7:08 a.m. — Flight for Life is being cancelled by Bristol Fire and Rescue. A rescue squad is leaving the scene now for an emergency run to St. Catherine’s Hospital, Pleasant Prairie.

UPDATE 7:18 a.m. — Bristol rescue squad arrives at St. Catherine’s.

UPDATE 7:26 a.m. — All Bristol Fire and Rescue units have cleared the scene.

UPDATE 1 p.m. — The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department issued the following news release regarding this crash:

This morning at 6:28am Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of head-on collision in the Town of Bristol. The crash occurred at the 19200 blk. of CTH K (60st).

The initial reports indicate that the driver of a 2006 Ford Fusion was westbound on CTH K when her vehicle drifted left of center. The Ford collided head on with a garbage truck which was traveling eastbound on CTH K.

The driver of the Ford was extricated from her vehicle and transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. She was identified as Jennifer L. Elfering (32) of Kenosha. The driver of the garbage truck sustained minor injuries and was also transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital. He was identified as Dan Carey (38) of Fort Atkinson. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

The investigation revealed that Elfering had been operating under the influence and drifted left of center. She was subsequently charged with: Causing Injury by OWI, OWI, and Operating Left of Center. Deputies also indicated that Elfering had been wearing her seatbelt, which may have prevented this accident from becoming a fatality.

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