Accident Report Released On Deputy Involved Fatal Accident
The Wisconsin State Patrol this week issued a report on a fatal accident last fall involving a 20-year-old Fond du man and a Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputy who was responding to a hit and run accident. Deputy Ryan Flood collided with Matthew Koenigs at the intersection of County Highways B and K in the Town of Eden. According to the report Flood was traveling at speeds of 80 to 92 miles per hour when the crash occurred. The author of the report, Trooper Mark Andraschko, says in order for Flood to have driven a two-mile span in less than 78 seconds he would have averaged 92 miles per hour. It’s estimated he was driving over 70 miles per hour at the time of the crash. Flood was driving without the squad car’s emergency lights or sirens, which is allowed in certain circumstances including if the deputy believes a felony is in progress. The incident is the subject of current civil and criminal litigation. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is determining if there was a criminal violation. The accident happened last August 24th.
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