WHITEWATER — A man is dead and two others are hospitalized following a crash Friday morning on U.S. Highway 12 in Whitewater.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center received a report shortly after 10 a.m. Friday of a motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a passenger car at the intersection of Highway 12 and Walworth Avenue in Whitewater.

Whitewater Police, Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputies and the City of Whitewater Fire / Rescue Department were dispatched to the scene.

Investigators say a woman driving a 2000 Dodge Neon was southbound on Highway 12 and attempted to turn left at Walworth Avenue, failing to yield the right of way, crossing into the path of a semi straight truck loaded with steel pipe which was northbound on Highway 12.

As a result of the crash aj man sitting in the front passenger seat of the Dodge Neon was killed, according to a Walworth County Sheriff’s Office news release.

First responders attempted life saving measures along with a MD-1 Mercy Doctor unsuccessfully.

The woman driving the Dodge Neon was taken by ambulance to a local trauma center with critical injuries.

The truck driver was also transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The conditions of each were unknown when the sheriff posted the news release.

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