Fatal Traffic Crash 1/22/15 (Release 1 & 2)

To: Media
From: Green Lake County Sheriff's Office
Re/Event: Fatal Traffic Crash
Date/Time of Incident: Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:05am
Address: Sunnyside Rd. East of Hillside Rd., Township of Brooklyn, Green Lake County, Wisconsin

Date of Release:  01/22/15                           Release #: 1-2

 
Information: 

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:05am, the Green Lake County Sheriff's Communications Center received a call concerning a rollover injury crash on Sunnyside Rd. in the Township of Brooklyn, Green Lake County.

   Initial responding deputy staff arrived on scene, 3:09am, to find a single vehicle crash with two individuals involved, both ejected from the vehicle. The location of the crash was confirmed - approximately one mile east of the City of Green Lake.

   Other responding emergency services units then arrived and attended to a 30 year old adult male from Green Lake who was transported to a local hospital and later transported for further medical attention by flight - the extent of his injuries are not known at this time. The second male, age 49 from Ripon, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

   An initial investigation has revealed a 2000 Ford Econoline Van was east-bound on Sunnyside Rd. when it left the traveled portion of the roadway and struck a driveway embankment. The van then vaulted over the embankment, struck a utility pole, then striking a second embankment before rolling and coming to a point of rest. Speed appears to be an indicator as to the severity of the crash.

   This incident was responded to by the Green Lake Brooklyn Fire Services and First Responders, Green Lake Ambulance, Green Lake County Sheriff and Coroner, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.                                                                                

    The names of the two males involved will be released later today, Thursday, after appropriate notice to family.

      This crash remains under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, Green Lake County Coroner, and will be reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

 
Date of Release: 1/22/15 4:30pm                            Release # 2-2
 The names of the two occupants involved in the fatal crash on Sunnyside Rd. are as follows:
 

Cody L. McConnell, age 30, Green Lake - injured
Randy L. Rich, age 49, Ripon - deceased


  
This crash, including positively identifying who the operator was, remains under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, Green Lake County Coroner, and is being reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol.  

Final Release       
                     


Release Prepared by: Mark P. Putzke
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Green Lake County Sheriff's Office


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