One Kenosha woman suffered severe, life-threatening injuries after a car accident on Wisconsin Interstate 39 in Dane County. The car accident occurred just before 8 a.m. on Saturday when the woman's vehicle struck another vehicle before flipping over near Madison.
According to recent news reports and Wisconsin State Police, Toni Gasparino of Kenosha was traveling in the southbound lanes of I39/90/94 at high speeds prior to the crash. The crash occurred when Gasparino attempted to execute a lane change which caused her vehicle to lose control and strike another vehicle driven by an Arlington man. Following the collision, her vehicle overturned and came to a stop in the middle of traffic.
Gasparino was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries via medical helicopter. Her passenger, Patricia Kennamer of Beloit was also taken to UW Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle hit by Gasparino was uninjured in the car accident.
The section of I-39 involved in the crash was shut down for nearly two hours while Wisconsin State Patrol authorities investigated and cleaned up the wreckage.
According to reports, all individuals involved were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Authorities have reason to believe that Gasparino may have been under the influence of alcohol prior to the crash. No official toxicology reports have been released to the public at the time of this post. More information on the cause of the crash will be available once police conclude their investigation.