For more than a week multiple crashes in Walworth County has claimed the lives of five people. Last Monday an Elkhorn woman was killed when a car ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle she was riding in.
“Allen Griffin, 32, of Delavan was driving eastbound on Territorial Road about 6 a.m., failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the passenger side of a Mazda Protégé that was southbound on Highway H,” an article in the Journal Sentinel reads.
A 35-year-old passenger in the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Authorities identified the woman as Nancy Sanchez-Castillo.
Griffin along with the driver of the Mazda, Cesar Varela-Cuautle, 47, of Elkhorn, were both transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
There is no mention in the article whether Griffin was charged in connection to the fatal crash.
About a week prior to the crash, four people also died as a result of separate vehicle crashes in Walworth County.
“A pickup truck struck a utility pole (May 28), igniting a fire that killed a man. That was followed by another accident around 7 p.m. involving a car that struck a tree, starting a fire that killed three people,” another article in the Journal Sentinel reads. “Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to Highway B west of Saltbox Road in the Town of Sharon where the driver of a 2012 Dodge pickup truck was speeding and lost control on a curve. The truck struck a metal electrical pole.”
When the deputies arrived on scene, the truck was already engulfed in flames with the male driver still inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Later in the evening a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta that was traveling at a high rate of speed on Cranberry Road just east of Berndt Road in Lyons Township.
The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. When first responders arrived on scene, three people were found dead in the car.
The sheriff’s department identified crash victims as Jason Davis, 17, the driver; and passengers Landen Brown, 20; and Hunter Morby, 17; all of Burlington.