Sheriff: Fond du Lac County man killed in crash involving semi

A 68-year-old Fond du Lac County man was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on Thursday morning, Jan. 21. The man has been identified as Gary Wojtalewicz of Malone, Wisconsin. 

According to the sheriff's office, the crash happened in the Town of Taycheedah around 11:45 a.m. Initial call information indicated the driver of a pickup truck was pinned in his vehicle and unresponsive.

Initial investigation indicates, officials said, that the 68-year-old was in the process of slowing down to make a left turn into a driveway on US-151 when a semi struck his vehicle from behind.

The man's pickup truck then went off the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead a short time later after lifesaving attempts were made by medical personnel at the scene.

The driver of the semi was identified as a 60-year-old Winnebago County man. The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.

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