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Father, son dead in crash

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Gazette Staff
February 9, 2009
— A Fort Atkinson father and son died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 106 at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported.

Eleno J. Calvillo, 41, and his son, Bailey A. Calvillo, 11, were pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner's office, according to a news release. A medical helicopter was called but wasn't used.


The sheriff's office reported that Lucas L. White, 22, Fort Atkinson, was driving west on Highway 106 near Curtis Mill Road when his full-size pickup truck crossed the centerline and collided with the oncoming car driven by Eleno Calvillo.


White was treated and released at Fort Atkinson Hospital.


Investigators believe that everyone involved was wearing a seat belt. They also suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash but did not say who might have been drinking.


The state Department of Transportation announced last week that January was tied for the fourth-safest January since World War II in terms of traffic deaths.


Preliminary statistics showed that 36 people died in 29 Wisconsin traffic crashes in January, 13 fewer fatalities than January 2008.


The safest January since World War II was in 1982, with 31 traffic deaths. The deadliest January was in 1964, with 82 fatalities.


The DOT recently started a campaign to reduce traffic fatalities, called Zero in Wisconsin.



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