The life of an unknown, young male driver has ended after he crashed the vehicle he was driving in the Town of Delavan. A Metro News crew was at the scene within minutes of the crash and reported the story from Walworth County.
A car traveling in excess of 100 m.p.h. crashed in the Town of Delavan early in the morning on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, killing the driver, a male in his early 20's, according to Chief Phillip Smith, Town of Delavan Police. The identity of the driver is being withheld while the Walworth County Coroners office investigates.
The scene started just after 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in Lake Geneva near Interlaken Resort, but the vehicle was never pursued by police. A high-speed pursuit was discussed, but never enacted. However, police did attempt to catch up to the vehicle on two occasions.
Town of Delavan police then observed the car go off the road, through a wooded area, briefly becoming airborne, striking several trees and finally coming to rest in the front yard of Walworth State Bank at the corner of South Shore Drive and Highway 50 in Delavan.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was declared dead at the scene. He was the only occupant in the car at the time of the accident. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors due to the massive destruction of the car. The car was in several huge pieces at the scene with the top of the vehicle sheered off and lying 50 feet from the rest of the wreckage.
It is also unknown why the driver was traveling at such a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle. The whole incident lasted just six minutes from from the time the vehicle was first observed and reported by Town of Geneva police til the vehicle crashed in Delavan.
Source: Metro News on-scene interview with Lake Delavan Police Chief Phil Smith.