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Whitewater man dies after car accident


WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) -- A Whitewater man has died after a single car accident this weekend.

On Sunday, about 6:00 a.m. the Walworth County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road on Highway 20 near Zimmerman Road in the Town of Troy.

Sixty-five-year-old Richard Eckert of Whitewater died in his 2000 Ford Taurus.

According to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office, he was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 and hit a guardrail on the west side of the highway. His car traveled several hundred feet before hitting a tree.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week to determine the exact cause of death.

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