CHIPPEWA COUNTY, WI. (THECOUNT) — Rachael M. Brewer, of Waupaca, Wisconsin, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday morning vehicle crash in Chippewa County.
Brewer, 21, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Boyd Wednesday morning.
According to reports, Brewer was operating a vehicle on WI-29 in the area of Exit 97, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then entered a culvert before colliding with a substantial tree around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
geo quick facts: Chippewa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is named for the historic Chippewa people, also known as the Ojibwe, who long controlled this territory. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,415. Its county seat is Chippewa Falls – Wikipedia.
KENOSHA COUNTY, WI. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, has been identified as the suspect arrested and charged Wednesday in the Tuesday night double-fatal shooting of three people during a series of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhouse, 17, was officially charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday.
Police had been hunting for the teenager after a man holding a long gun was captured on video shooting several people, two fatally, during the riot and then fleeing the scene.
Geo quick facts: Kenosha County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin – Wikipedia.
PLYMOUTH, WI. (THECOUNT) — Dennis Teetzen of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a Plymouth Police Department cruiser SUV on Monday, according to reports.
Teetzen, 77, failed to yield from or failed to stop for the stop sign on WIS 57. His vehicle crossed into the path of the Plymouth squad, resulting in the collision.
Plymouth Police Officer Lindsay Baumhardt, 35, was on duty and operating the squad that crashed into Teetzen. Officials say Baumhardt was not driving in emergency mode — and not responding to a call. Baumhardt suffered non-life threatening injuries
The wreck happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at the intersection of WIS 57 and County Road N. A preliminary investigation revealed the man was traveling south on WIS 57 and turned east on County Road N in front of the Plymouth squad, reports FOX6NOW.
The accident was reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Friends and family members flocked to Facebook to remember the beloved man:
Geo quick facts: Plymouth is a city in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, along the Mullet River. It is included in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located in the Town of Plymouth, but is politically independent – Wikipedia.
WAUSAUKEE, WI. (THECOUNT) — Scott Rupert, of Marinette, Wisconsin, has been identified as the victim killed while operating a motorcycle in Wausaukee Saturday evening.
Rupert, 64, was traveling on a motorcycle on Perch Lake Road in Wausaukee when the fatal crash occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday.
Officials determined Rupert struck a deer that was in the roadway. His motorbike then struck a group of trees, say witnesses.
A witness saw an eastbound motorcycle ahead of him hit a deer and go off the road into some trees, according to the sheriff’s department, reports GreenbayPressGazette.
No further information on the collision was provided by officials.
Geo quick facts: Wausaukee is a village in Marinette County, Wisconsin, in the United States. The population was 575 at the 2010 census. The village is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
COURTLAND, MS. (THECOUNT) — Travis Sanford, of Batesville, Mississippi, has been identified as the victim in a fatal shooting Friday morning.
Sanford, 33, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound at 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Woodruff Street, Courtland, MS, on Friday morning.
Sanford was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.
There were two children inside the home at the time of the fatal shooting. Their condition was not provided.
FOX13 is reporting that a man and woman were taken into custody over the deadly incident. It is unclear if anyone has been charged.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with possible information on the incident should contact police at 911.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:
Geo quick facts: Courtland is a town in Panola County, Mississippi. The population was 460 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.
MADISON, WI. (THECOUNT) — Residents of Madison, Wisconsin reported hearing a series of loud booms Thursday.
The “sudden explosive sounds,” that were enough to make some Madison residents jump out of bed, are called Ice quakes, aka, frost quakes, occurring when water in the ground freezes and expands, according to officials.
The expansion of ice can create very loud, frequent pops and crackles, say officials. But there’s no need to be alarmed; the booms, although noisy, are basically harmless.
Did you hear a loud ‘boom’ today?! We’re actually getting several reports around the area… and there’s nothing to fear! Those pops and booms are called ice quakes; they’re caused by the water in the ground freezing & expanding, source Channel3000
Reports of ice quakes are very common in the northern Midwest after large drops in temperature.
Geo facts: Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, lies west of Milwaukee. It’s known for the domed Wisconsin State Capitol, which sits on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona. The Wisconsin Historical Museum documents the state’s immigrant and farming history. The city’s paved Capital City State Trail runs past Monona Terrace, a lakefront convention center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – wikipedia.
MILWAUKEE, WI. (THECOUNT) — Passengers, 19-year-old pregnant woman, Shannon Nehmer, her 2-year-old daughter Annamelia Hernandez, and driver, 29-year-old Charles Barefield, all drowned when their vehicle crashed into the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee during a police chase on Monday.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner said Thursday that they died from asphyxia due to fresh-water drowning and that Nehmer was several weeks pregnant.
Police officers had initiated a traffic stop because the Chevy Trailblazer matched the description of a car used in two armed robberies earlier that day. When the car fled, police chased it.
The three who died Monday evening in the Kinnickinnic River have been identified as 19-year-old Shannon Nehmer, her 2-year-old daughter Annamelia Hernandez, and 29-year-old Charles Barefield, who was driving. Continue reading
BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) — Vernon Covington, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been identified as the victim shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Baton Rouge, according to authorities.
Covington, 42, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound on Washington Ave and Bahm St, around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say an argument led up to the fatal shooting but a suspect remains unknown.
Covington was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries, a report said.
The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim as Vernon Covington, 42, of Baton Rouge. Investigators reported it happened on Washington Avenue at Bahm Street around 4:30 p.m. Continue reading
BARRON, WI. (THECOUNT) — Jayme Closs, of Ladysmith, WI, has been identified as the 13-year-old gone missing, after two people were found dead inside a residence early Monday morning.
Closs is described as 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde hair.
The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says it received a 911 call around 1 a.m. Monday morning from a person asking for help at the address of 1286 Highway 8. When deputies arrived at the house, they found two adults dead inside. A 13-year-old girl is missing from the home and is considered missing and endangered. Continue reading
Matt Roberts, best known as a former guitarist for the band 3 Doors Down, is dead. He was 38.
According to his father, Darrell Roberts, he was traveling with his son to perform at charity event, “Rockin’ for Heroes” a benefit for veterans in West Bend, WI, when the tragedy occurred. Darrell said he often traveled with his son.
“We go up to our room, we got adjoining rooms and — he was always looking after me as his dad — so my key didn’t work and he went and came back in just a few minutes and got me a new key. Continue reading