UPDATE: Services set for off-duty WI cop killed in crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATED: 5/27 12:30 p.m.

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Twin Lakes police lieutenant who was killed in a head-on car collision over the weekend as he drove home from his shift.

The visitation for Lt. Jeffery C. Kreft of Spring Prairie will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brooklife Church in Mukwonago. The memorial service will be at 7 p.m.

Kreft was killed Saturday about 6:30 a.m. in Walworth County. An initial investigation says a pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old boy crossed the center line and collided head-on with Kreft's vehicle.

Kreft was killed, and the teen broke his foot.

The 36-year-old Kreft had been with the Twin Lakes police department for six years. He previously worked as an officer in East Troy, Genoa, Delavan and Geneva.

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TOWN OF LYONS, Wis. (AP) -- Walworth County authorities say an off-duty Twin Lakes police lieutenant has been killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Lyons.

Deputies say 36-year-old Jeffery C. Kreft of Spring Prairie was driving home from his shift Saturday about 6:30 a.m. An initial investigation says a pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old boy crossed the center line and collided head-on with Kreft's vehicle.

Kreft was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later.

The teenager broke his foot. He was treated and released from a hospital.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and were the sole occupants of their vehicles.

No citations or charges have been issued. The crash investigation remains open and the Walworth County district attorney's office will review the final report.


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