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A 32-year-old Racine man died in a two-vehicle crash that happened at 4:23 p.m. Sunday on Highway G at Highway V, according to officials with the Caledonia Police Department.
Leonard Boczkowski, 32, of Racine, was driving a pick-up truck northbound on Highway V when he failed to stop at a stop sign. A semi, which was traveling eastbound on Highway G, struck the pick-up truck and the pick-up truck struck a telephone pole.
Fire and rescue personnel from the Caledonia Fire Department and officers from the Caledonia Police Department responded to the scene.
Battalion chief Dale Rozinasaid rescue personnel had to extricate Boczkowski out of pickup truck. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious injuries and later died.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
A second crash just 40 minutes later claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman after she crashed into a tree while riding her dirt bike on private land.
Deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department responded at 5:12 p.m. Sunday to a private residence for a report of a young woman who crashed her dirt bike while using it off-road.
The woman was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but she died after being transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment of her injuries.
A written statement from RCSD confirmed the accident remains under investigation and that the name of the deceased is not being released at this time.