Sheriff's Office identifies Fond du Lac man killed in crash

Published: Nov. 12, 2019 at 8:29 AM CST
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The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office has identified a driver killed in a crash Monday as 83-year-old Denis Schmitz of Fond du Lac.

Schmitz was killed in a crash in the area of State Highway 23 and Townline Rd.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office says a medical condition likely contributed to the accident.

At about 4:46 p.m., dispatchers received calls from witnesses who saw a vehicle go off the road and come to rest against another vehicle.

The Sheriff's Office says a westbound pickup truck crossed the center line and the eastbound lane before entering the south ditch of Highway 23. The truck continued west through a field before coming to rest against a vehicle parked in a driveway on Townline Rd.

Schmitz was found unresponsive in the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Again, the Sheriff's Office suspects a medical condition to be a contributing factor. Investigators do not suspect alcohol or speed were factors.

No additional injuries were reported.

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