September 02, 2013 | 08:48 AMTOWN OF TROY — A 65-year-old Whitewater man died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident on Highway 20 near Zimmerman Road.
Walworth County Sheriff's deputies responded to the accident at about 5:42 a.m.
Deputies and other first responders found Richard F. Eckert of Whitewater deceased in his 2000 Ford Taurus, according to a report released Monday morning.
Eckert failed to negotiate a curve while driving east on Highway 20. Eckert's vehicle hit the guardrail on the west side of Highway 20, which sent his vehicle across the road and into a tree.
An autopsy is scheduled for later this week to determine the exact cause of death, according to the press release.