FDL Woman Killed In Two Vehicle Accident In Town Of Empire
An 86-year-old Fond du Lac woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US Highway 151 and Rienzi Road in the Town of Empire Thursday afternoon. Susan Butterfield was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by 80-year-old Michael Butterfield of Fond du Lac. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say he was trying to make a turn from northbound Highway 151 onto Rienzi Road. He turned into the path of southbound pickup truck being driven by 45-year-old Andrew Lang of Fond du Lac. Lang’s pickup hit the passenger side of Butterfield’s vehicle. Susan Butterfield died at the scene. Michael Butterfield was taken to St. Agnes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lang was not injured. Sheriff’s officials say neither speed nor alcohol or drugs are considered factors in the crash. The accident was reported at 2:44 p.m. Also responding to the scene was the Wisconsin State Patrol, City of Fond du Lac Fire and Ambulance, and Town of Eden Fire and First Responders. There have been four traffic deaths in the County this year.