4/18 Newburg Man Critically Injured in Accident

A 26 year old Newburg man is in critical condition following a one car accident on Jay Road east of Fillmore Road  in the Town of Farmington just after one thirty Thursday afternoon. According to the report filed by Captain Gonwa of the Sheriff's Department, evidence at the scene indicates that the man was traveling westbound on Jay Road when he lost control of his vehicle on the wet roadway. The vehicle skid out of control and entered the eastbound ditch line where it overturned and came to rest upside down, partially submerged in the North Branch of the Milwaukee River. Captain Gonwa reports the road is located in a swampy area and portions of the roadway were covered with up to an inch of water as a result of the recent flooding. The Fillmore Fire Department responded to the scene assisted by Newburg Rescue and West Bend Intercept. Rescue personnel were able to right the vehicle with a winch and then extricated the man from his vehicle and began resuscitation efforts. The Washington County Dive Team  also responded to the scene and conducted a search of the river to confirm other occupants had not been in the vehicle. It was confirmed that the man was alone in the vehicle. Based on the investigation, it is believed that the vehicle may have been submerged in the river for up to five minutes before it was discovered. At this time the extent of his physical injuries from the accident is unknown.The man was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital by Newburg Rescue where he was then  transferred to Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life. He remains in critical condition at this time. His name is not being released.
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