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**Update 8:45 a.m. Aug. 9

The lone driver air-lifted to Froedtert Hospital early Friday evening after his car crashed near 4-Mile Road and Highway 31 has died.

According to a press release from the Caledonia Police Department, Michael Johnson, 49, was traveling west on 4-Mile at 6:44 p.m. when he crossed the center line and went into the ditch. He struck a drain culvert, the car went airborne and Johnson crashed into a tree.

Scanner reports listed on the Facebook page of Racine Uncovered, Johnson crashed his 2004 Monte Carlo around 7 p.m. He may have called the accident in himself and reported to dispatch that he only suffered a nosebleed.

When Caledonia police and fire responded, though, an assessment of the situation revealed a much more serious condition and extrication equipment from South Shore Fire was requested. The call for Flight for Life was also issued.

By 7:45 p.m. the driver was en route to Froedtert and Caledonia PD was planning to meet the helicopter there for a legal blood draw from the driver.

Johnson’s cause of death will be determined by an autopsy. The accident remains under investigation, and anyone with information about this accident can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, on the web at www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com or text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).

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