Sunday, February 12, 2012

Press Release - February 10th Traffic Accident

Below is a press release from Milton Police Lieutenant John Conger regarding the two-vehicle traffic accident that occurred in Milton on Friday, February 10th.  

On February 10th, at approximately 8:50pm the City of Milton Police Department responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash with multiple injuries at the intersection of STH 26 and Arthur Drive. Six people were transported as a result of their injuries from the crash. One of those victims, an 8 year old female, was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital, Janesville. One other victim, a 5 year old male was transported to American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, via Med-Flight, and remains hospitalized for injuries suffered in the crash. All other victims were treated and released at either Mercy Hospital or St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville. 

The initial investigation has revealed that a vehicle operated by Adolpho Torres, 31, of Fort Atkinson was turning northbound onto STH 26 from Arthur Drive when it was struck by a southbound vehicle. The southbound vehicle was operated by Howell Keebler, 55, of Janesville. 

The deceased and the victim that remains hospitalized were in the vehicle operated by Mr. Torres. Mr. Torres and a 29 year old female in that vehicle were treated and released at Mercy Hospital. Mr. Keebler and a 39 year old female in his vehicle were treated and released at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville. 

Also responding to the scene were the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Milton Fire Department, and Janesville Fire Department Paramedics. The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting our agency with the ongoing investigation and reconstruction. 

All occupants were wearing seatbelts and restraints in the incident, and alcohol, nor speed, appear to be a factor. 

At this time, no citations have been issued, and the incident remains under investigation.

Below is a follow up press release from Lieutenant Conger from Saturday, February 11th.  

Deceased, as a result of injuries sustained in last evening’s crash, is Anabel Zuniga, age 8, of Fort Atkinson.

Hospitalized at American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, is Jared Zuniga, age 5, of Fort Atkinson.

Both victims are the children of the driver, Adolpho Zuniga-Torres.