Fond du Lac authorities investigate fatal head-on crash involving a semi

The Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office, Mt Calvary Ambulance and Town of Calumet Fire Department and First Responders and Wisconsin State Patrol were sent to a reported head-on crash Friday morning, February 2, 2024, at 9:48 AM, involving a semi and a pickup truck on Kiel Road just east of Schoenborn Road.

Initial investigation is that a pickup truck traveling westbound on Kiel Rd crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound semi-tractor trailer. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the south ditch of Kiel Rd.

The operator of the westbound pickup truck, a 53-year-old male from Newton, Wisconsin, was pronounced deceased on scene. Mt. Calvary Ambulance transported the operator of the semi-tractor trailer, a 62-year-old male from Menasha, Wisconsin, from the scene to SSM Health St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac with minor injuries. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

The Fond du Lac County Highway Department assisted in closing Kiel Rd between Schoenborn Rd and CTH G for approximately five hours. The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.