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News: Teen passenger killed in crash with deer near north New Franken

by | Nov 21, 2023 | News

BROWN COUNTY, WI — A vehicle collided with a deer Saturday night near north New Franken, claiming the life of an 18-year-old passenger, according to NBC26.

The accident happened on a stretch of Wisconsin State Highway 57 north of Gravel Pit Drive. Brown County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the scene just before 8:30 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate that 54-year-old Wilder Benites-Arcibia, of Sturgeon Bay, was driving a Ford Expedition SUV northbound on the highway when the vehicle struck a deer. Authorities said the animal crashed through the windshield and entered the vehicle, causing the SUV to swerve off the roadway.

The passenger, 18-year-old Paulette Benites, also of Sturgeon Bay, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

NBC26’s report indicates that “a 54-year-old man” in the vehicle suffered serious injuries but did not clarify whether that man was the driver.

This blog will be updated to include any new information.

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