Men in Sunday morning crash in Bristol identified

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the men involved in a crash Sunday morning along Highway 45 in Bristol.

Brian Smith, 27, of Salem died in the crash.

Christopher Orozco, 29, of Paddock Lake, was the driver of the vehicle. He has received the following traffic citations according to Circuit Court records: Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated 1st offense, driving too fast for conditions, operating left of center line. He may face an additional charge, according to a Sheriff’s Department statement, but that charge had not been filed as of 10:20 a.m., Monday.

Acccording to the Sheriff’s Department, the vehicle driven by Orozco was traveling southbound on Highway 45 when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The vehicle slid sideways into the west ditch and struck a culvert, which caused the vehicle to roll multiple times. The vehicle then struck a fire hydrant and utility pole, snapping the utility pole off.

Our original reporting on the crash is here.


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