February 26, 2013 | 02:26 PMA 44-year-old Lake Geneva man was killed Tuesday morning after his vehicle skidded on a snow-covered road in the town of Darien, according to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.
Carlos R. Cantu was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt.
At about 11:21 a.m., Walworth County Sheriff Deputies responded to car versus semitrailer crash with injuries. The accident happened on State Highway 11 about 50 feet east of Old 89 Road in the town of Darien.
Upon arrival, deputies found two vehicles had come to rest in the westbound lane of Highway 11. The two vehicles involved were a westbound milk truck and an eastbound vehicle. The eastbound vehicle, driven by Cantu, lost control on the snow-covered road and slid into the westbound lane. The milk hauler struck Cantu's vehicle broadside on the driver's side.
The driver of the truck is identified as Michael P. Forstrom, 31, of Brooklyn, Wis. He was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.
The Wisconsin State Patrol was notified and dispatched a member of their post-crash truck team to inspect the milk hauler. The Walworth County Crash Investigation Unit was also dispatched to investigate the crash. Assisting the Walworth County Sheriff's Department were the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Delavan-Darien Police Department, Darien Fire and Rescue and the Walworth County Coroner's Office.
Highway 11 was closed from Klug Road to the intersection of Highways 11, 14 and 89 for about four hours while the crash was investigated and the vehicles were removed. At this time no citations or charges are anticipated, the press release states.