UPDATE: Three dead in crash on Green Bay’s Lombardi Avenue
Witnesses say one of the drivers was speeding before the crash
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Three crosses have been put up to memorialize the victims of a deadly crash on Lombardi Avenue Sunday.
The owner of nearby business Smitty’s Nearly New Auto put up the crosses outside his business. Flowers have been placed there.
Action 2 News has not learned the names of the victims or any other identifying information.
Witnesses told officers the suspect car appeared to be traveling at high speeds in a 35 mph zone at the time of the crash.
“The vehicle that traveled east was reported by witnesses to be traveling in excess of 60 mph, and we had estimates as 90 mph at the time of the crash,” says Lt. Brad Strouf, Green Bay Police Department.
Police tell Action 2 News that the crash happened at 1:00 p.m when a car headed west on Lombardi made a left turn into gas station entrance near Bart Starr Road and was hit by an eastbound vehicle. All three people in the westbound vehicle were killed, police say.
The driver of the eastbound car suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Police say he’ll be taken to the Brown County Jail once he is released from the hospital. Investigating officers say witnesses told them that driver was speeding. Police and prosecutors have not decided what charges he will face.
“The driver of that vehicle that was speeding and did the striking received minor extremity injuries,” says Lt. Brad Strouf, Green Bay Police Department. “I think one of his lower legs was injured. He was treated at one of the local hospitals. If he hasn’t been released yet he will be at some point today and then he will be housed at the Brown County Jail for his role in this incident.”
Green Bay Police say Lombardi Avenue re-opened to traffic at 10:00 Sunday night.
The owner of Smitty’s says some of the cars in his lot were damaged in the crash.
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