Sheriff’s Office Update on Weekend Storm
This Fond du Lac County squad car was damaged in a crash while a deputy was checking on runoffs Sunday morning on Interstate 41. It’s being used as another reminder to move over and slow down for emergency vehicles.
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office has released
updated numbers of their calls for service during this weekend’s storm. From
Saturday until 8 am Monday, the sheriff’s office responded to 13 vehicles stuck
or disabled in snow drifts, 12 crashes with property damage, one crash with
moderate injuries and 50 vehicle runoffs into the ditch or median. Interstate
41 was shut down between County Highway N and Highway 26 near Oshkosh for about
an hour and a half Sunday because of two semi tractor-trailer units that had jackknifed
in whiteout conditions near Lone Elm Road. The sheriff’s office also issued a tow
ban on rural areas Sunday where it was unsafe to remove vehicles that were off
the road and not in a lane of traffic.
The most significant injury crash from Sunday was a crash
involving a sheriff’s deputy who was checking on multiple runoffs on I-41
southbound near County Highway F. That deputy’s squad was rear ended by a southbound
vehicle, causing both the deputy and the driver of the other car to be injured.
Both were transported to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment. The Wisconsin State
Patrol is handling the investigation of the crash.