Additional details have been released in a fatal crash Friday morning between Ripon and Green Lake.

The victim was Green Lake resident Cody T. Baker, 22.

According to the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement became aware at 8:07 a.m. of a head-on collision that occurred on Highway 23 between Sunnyside Road and Brooklyn J in the town of Brooklyn.

“Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and found a two vehicle crash with two injured victims. One victim was unresponsive and required extrication,” according to a press release sent out this afternoon. “Investigation of the scene revealed that a Ford mini-van driven by a lone male was traveling eastbound on Highway 23 when it crossed the centerline striking a GMC truck which was traveling westbound on Highway 23.”

An air ambulance helicopter was called to the scene, but was sent back before it landed. The driver of the mini-van was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Traffic was rerouted away from the scene for more than an hour as the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Green Lake Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Green Lake/Brooklyn Fire Department and First Responders, Ripon Ambulance, Green Lake County Highway Department and Coroner’s Office responded.

This incident remains under investigation by the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Team.


Original story:

A morning accident on Highway 23 has claimed a life, Green Lake County has confirmed.

Local rescue crews respond to a severe accident Friday morning on Highway 23 in eastern Green Lake County. The crash took place between Sunnyside Road and Brooklyn J.

Two vehicles were involved — a minivan and a pickup truck. Over the police scanner, the accident was described as a head-on collision.

A Flight For Life helicopter responded to the scene, but did not actually land. It circled the accident and then left.

A section of Highway 23 was shut down for at least an hour, with traffic detoured. Further information is expected to be released shortly.

Updates will be posted as more information is available.