Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Whitewater man killed in crash

August 29, 2013

TOWN 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.