Salem woman killed, baby uninjured in Kenosha County crash

2014-03-04T11:50:00Z 2014-03-05T12:43:55Z Salem woman killed, baby uninjured in Kenosha County crashJournal Times staff Journal Times
March 04, 2014 11:50 am  • 

BRISTOL — A 4-month-old baby appeared to escape a fatal crash unharmed Tuesday morning.

Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue personnel responded at 8:37 a.m. to the 21200 block of Wilmot Road (Highway C) in Bristol for a report of a fatal accident, according to a news release.

Twenty-year-old Haley Reitz was driving eastbound when she lost control on a curved area of the snow-covered road, and slid sideways into oncoming traffic, the release said. The Salem resident’s vehicle was then struck by a westbound vehicle.

Reitz died from injuries sustained in the collision, but a 4-month-old passenger in her vehicle had no apparent injuries, according to the release. The infant was initially taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital in Pleasant Prairie and then transported to Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa as a precaution.

The other driver, 48-year-old Joanna Derouchie of Salem, was transported by Flight for Life with serious, non-life-threatening injuries to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, the release stated.

Weather and road conditions are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

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