NFDL Man Found Guilty for 2016 Crash That Killed Neenah Father, Son
A North Fond du Lac man was found guilty in Fond du Lac
County Court this week on two counts of Homicide by Negligent Operation of a
Motor Vehicle. Travis J. Wollersheim faces up to five years in prison and five
years of extended supervision on each count, in addition to a $25,000 fine. His
driver’s license will also be revoked for one year.
A jury took around four hours on Thursday to reach a guilty
verdict on both counts. A criminal complaint says Wollersheim was criminally
negligent when he drove 70 miles per hour in his SUV in June of 2016, causing a
chain reaction crash during a construction project on Interstate 41 that had
stopped traffic. Wollersheim crashed into the back of a car driven by Alysha
Button of Neenah. Her husband, David Button and their eight-year-old son, Joseph
were killed when the car was pushed into the back of a semi. Alysha was
injured, but survived. Wollersheim reportedly told investigators that he never
saw construction signs indicating the lane closure.
A sentencing hearing will be held at a later date.