Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

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Gazette Staff
December 8, 2010
— Police believe alcohol might have been a factor in a one-car wreck Friday that killed 23-year-old Ryan Christenson of Delavan.

Police are awaiting the results of alcohol tests but said Christenson's passenger, Jason Meeks, confirmed they were drinking before Christenson lost control of his car, striking two trees.

The accident occurred after 1 a.m. Friday on Phoenix Street. Christenson was eastbound when he lost control of his car, jumping a curb into the yard of an apartment building before hitting the trees, according to a report from the Delavan Police Department. The car also struck a sign.

Meeks was not transported to the hospital.

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