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Child Killed In Tragic FDL County Accident

25-May-2013
On Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm the Fond du Lac County 911 Center received a report of a child being run over by a vehicle in the parking lot of Maxamillians in the Village of Mt Calvary.
Mt Calvary Fire Dept. and EMS, Fond du Lac FD Paramedics, Flight for Life and Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Deputies responded.
Preliminary Investigation indicates a 35 year old Fond du Lac man was backing his pickup truck into a parking stall when a 5 year old ran behind the truck and was run over by the pickup truck. The 5 year old died at St Agnes Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office. Names are not being released at this time.
Comments 25
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 11:04 AM3 out of 5 stars
The guy that did this is scum. Criminal record and several alcohol related arrests.....our thoughts and prayers are with the family....
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 04:00 PM3 out of 5 stars
Who was the driver?
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 04:06 PM3 out of 5 stars
Hope he gets what he deserves...
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 04:42 PM3 out of 5 stars
Nice that you can all comment on the driver and his name hasn't been published yet.

Condolences to the family and the responders.

Keep the other crap off of here
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 05:32 PM3 out of 5 stars
The name doesn't have to be published if you have inside information. The guy is trash. You will see. And you're right, our thoughts are and will be with the family.
Enough of the bad guy.
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 05:35 PM3 out of 5 stars
It honestly doesn't matter what "inside information" you have.

A family has lost a child. Their lives are forever changed. And all you can do is spew trash.

Save it
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 05:55 PM3 out of 5 stars
First of all, alcohol was not a factor in this horrific ACCIDENT! Secondly, I know many " good" people who have had alcohol related arrests, so what does that have to do with anything? Lastly, anyway you slice it, this was terrible and the parties involved feel terrible about it and will have to live with the consequences forever. Nobody on this earth is perfect and accidents happen everyday.
Anonymous commented on 25-May-2013 07:34 PM3 out of 5 stars
Alcohol was not a factor in this accident at all. And those that have the "inside" information as you put it know for a fact that this was a tragic accident that was in no way the drivers fault.

Spewing trash does nothing but cause problems in a situation where the family and the driver need love and support to cope with this horrific event.

Not to mention the horror that the responders, the family, and the driver had to live with seeing as this boy died.

Only a sick and twisted person would try and start an argument and cast blame based on a record. This is Wisconsin. Who doesn't know someone with a drinking record.

So you can keep being a problem causer or you can use your "inside" information to try to help this family heal instead of creating rifts, heartache, and casting blame.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 12:15 AM3 out of 5 stars
So very very tragic. Prayers for all involved and affected.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 06:30 AM3 out of 5 stars
He was backing a pick up into a spot. Obviously, it was his fault because he isn't able to afford a back up camera or see a child who obviously would not be tall enough to be seen over the tailgate.
Get off your high horse.
This man has to live with this the rest of his life and to say he is scum because he has drinking convictions is ridiculous. Another family lost a child and instead of supporting the families you chose to be a gossipy, judgemental little twit.
My condolences to all involved. May you find peace during this difficult time.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 08:35 AM3 out of 5 stars
Dude is a Home wrecker... There is your "inside info"....

Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 09:29 AM3 out of 5 stars
So sad. My condolences go to the family of this child. We are not to judge as time will tell. Instead pray for this family who lost their child and the heartbreak they are feeling.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 09:44 AM3 out of 5 stars
Anon commenting about homewreckers. You are ridiculous. Relationships dont always last forever and no one is perfect. Whatever your opinion on peoples relationships has nothing to do with this accident. Whatever your opinion on who was dating who had nothing to do with this accident.

You are apparently a friend of one of the families. So stop wasting your time on the internet trying to stir up trouble and go find out how you can support the family. Who by the way, doesn't need all the outside drama or the drama that goes on in their family distributed all over the internet.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 10:48 AM3 out of 5 stars
Fact: a young child was killed, which is a tragic loss for this family! They are going through a unbeleivable amount of grief. To lose a child and then to worry about where you are going to get the money for a funeral to have your precious child buried. Stop all this!! What is wrong with society today?????
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 01:01 PM3 out of 5 stars
I know the man who ran the child over. Sure, he is an imperfect human with a drinking problem, and he has made questionable choices most of his life (and is truly a jerk). Hat remains is that he wasn't drinking at the time and that this is a HORRIBLE and tragic ACCIDENT that not only he but his own child had to witness. One thing has nothing to do with the other. It could happen to ANYONE, and you gossip slingers should be ashamed.
Christine (Brennan) Ewerdt commented on 26-May-2013 01:26 PM3 out of 5 stars
It takes ONE SECOND for a child to dart, whether you are watching him/her cannot stop a child from running in a parking lot. It's tragic. Period.

Count your blessings that you are not the one that turned your head - maybe to grab another child's hand - for that brief moment. Count your blessings that you are not the one that had the extreme misfortune of not seeing a child - that probably didn't even come to the top of the a car's bumper - and hitting him/her.

Go home and hug your kids and thank God tragedy and misfortune or this magnitude haven't crept into your lives.

The comments above are an embarrassment to our community and I cannot believe KFIZ has allowed them to continue.

Sending many prayers....to ALL of you.
Christine (Brennan) Ewerdt commented on 26-May-2013 01:29 PM3 out of 5 stars
And how fitting that all of the comments on here are anonymous - except for mine.

If you don't have the guts to claim it, you shouldn't say it.
Ric Steffen commented on 26-May-2013 01:48 PM3 out of 5 stars
Around 2,400 kids each year - or approximately 50 children each week - are injured after being struck or run over by a car that is backing out from a driveway. Of these, around 2 kids will die each and every week from their injuries, (or around 100 every year), according to 2007 data from the **National Highway Traffic Safety Administration**. All told, backover accidents account for around 42% of all non-traffic related auto fatalities involving children each year. Front-over’s account for another 22%. Most of the time it's a relative behind the wheel - often a parent - who runs the child over.

This happens at LEAST once every few years in FDL Cty. YOU COULD BE NEXT! What then, would you like people to say about YOU?
Patti Reese commented on 26-May-2013 02:04 PM3 out of 5 stars
I stand with Chrissy - if you are not willing to stand by your comments and sign your name, then don't comment at all.

I have noticed that the comments on news sites that require names have become much more intelligent and much less judgmental.
Anonymous commented on 26-May-2013 05:10 PM3 out of 5 stars
Let those without sin cast the first stone !
Lori Isaac commented on 26-May-2013 09:48 PM3 out of 5 stars
I hope that KFIZ has the sense to remove all these cruel posts before any of the family can see them. Why add more pain to families feeling more than they can already bear?
Meloni Pierce commented on 28-May-2013 09:39 AM3 out of 5 stars
I agree with the above comments about the anonymous comments. It shows a lot about your character if you can say such awful things and not put your name on it. You should look in the mirror and be thankful that you aren't the one whom has been put in this tragic accident. Just remember what you say can NOT be taken back and that words hurt. I hope little Sabastion is flying high with his Angel Wings, and that he wraps them around his family during this difficult time. Sending lots of Hugs and Prayers to all involved with this awful tragedy.
Anonymous commented on 28-May-2013 01:22 PM3 out of 5 stars
Both KFIZ and Reporter need to stop alowing posting of comments in these tragic deaths.

This is not news.

The families in these cases have enough to deal with. Hatred and vengeance does not help grieving families heal. Only time, and our prayers will help them find peace.
Anonymous commented on 29-May-2013 02:49 PM3 out of 5 stars
Its a horrible thing that has happened. Parents need to keep a better eye on their kids. The driver probably could'nt see quick enough if the child RAN behind the truck.

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