Two people are dead and another was critically injured in a deadly crash last week in Shawano County, Wisconsin. According to various media reports, the incident occurred on Highway 47 near Bonduel last Wednesday in the town of Lessor.
The victims of the crash were publicly identified after notification of family – last Thursday afternoon.
“The Wisconsin State Patrol says 84-year-old John Lindert from Brookfield was driving a Toyota Camry and tried passing a semi as they were both going north on Highway 47,” an article on the WBAY website reads. “Lindert entered a no-passing zone and crashed head-on into a Ford Focus driven by 57-year-old John Fischer from Shawano, killing them both.”
The impact of the crash was so severe that it reportedly sent the Camry into the path of the semi. A passenger in the Camry, which is Lindert’s car, was 81-year-old Donna Lindert, who is also from Brookfield. Donna Lindert was flown to a hospital in Green Bay with life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
A man from Prentice who is 61-years-old was driving the semi at the time of the incident. He was not injured in the collision, according to the article.
“The state patrol says everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt,” the article reads. “Highway 47 was closed for several hours for about a mile in either direction from the crash scene, from County Highway F in Outagamie County to Highway 156 in Shawano County.”
During an investigation into the incident, a team of Wisconsin State Patrol employees reconstructed the crash scene. The Wisconsin State Patrol is currently leading the investigation in connection to the deadly crash.
The Shawano County Sheriff’s Office, Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department, Navarino Fire and EMS, Eagle III rescue helicopter, Shawano County Highway Department, and Wisconsin State Patrol all reportedly responded to the crash scene.