Man dies after crash on Roland Kampo Bridge

Man dies after crash on Roland Kampo Bridge
Posted at 1:11 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 14:15:28-04

Authorities say a man died after crashing on Roland Kampo Bridge on Friday. 

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says the man experienced a medical emergency while driving on the bridge, likely rendering him unconscious. 

The vehicle he was driving then crashed into the retaining wall, and then cleared the bridge, where it left the freeway, traveled down the embankment, and entered the retaining pond on the east end of the bridge. 

Authorities say bystanders stepped in to help the man. People entered the water and brought the man to shore, performing CPR. Unfortunately, the Sheriff's Office says he later died.

The Sheriff's Office identified the man as 44-year-old Miguel Bedolla Vargas from Appleton.

The Sheriff's Office is thanking bystanders who stepped in to help. The Sheriff's Office says the quick actions of others helped authorities to notify Vargas' family and allowed them time to get to the hospital to be with their loved one before he passed.

The Sheriff's Office says no other vehicles or persons were involved in the crash.