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VIDEO | Rollover crash with fire on USH 45 in Fond du Lac Co., WI | By Sgt. Matthew Riemenschneider

April 16, 2023 – Fond du Lac Co., WI – Great work by the Good Samaritan who was willing to risk their own safety to help others by helping the first arriving deputy extinguish the fire.

On Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8:58pm, the Fond du Lac County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a single vehicle rollover crash on USH 45 near Mitchell Rd, in the Township of Osceola.
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Reports indicated that the vehicle was on fire while in the ditch on its roof. Deputies with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office along with Eden Fire Department/First Responders and Campbellsport Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
Prior to first responder’s arrival, a Good Samaritan retrieved a fire extinguisher from his vehicle and attempted to put the fire out. Shortly after a Fond du Lac County deputy arrived on scene and utilized the fire extinguisher from his patrol squad and both were able to knock down the fire. The deputy along with citizens on scene were able to assist both occupants from the vehicle.

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Deputies identified both occupants in the vehicle as 16-year-old female from Campbellsport and 17-year-old female from Eden. Both suffered minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to SSM Health – St. Agnes.
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Through investigation, it was determined the vehicle was southbound on USH 45 as it entered a curve south of Mitchell Road. The operator failed to negotiate the curve resulting in the vehicle entering the west ditch where it then overturned after striking a driveway culvert. Neither occupant had been wearing their seatbelts during the crash.
Speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting on scene was Eden Fire Department/First Responders and Campbellsport Ambulance.

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