UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Green Lake County just provided the following release about today's accident:

   On Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:44 a.m., the Green Lake County E911 Communications Center received multiple emergency calls concerning a two-vehicle crash.  The crash was reported to be on County Road A north of Illinois Avenue, just east of the city of Green Lake.

   With fire/rescue and emergency medical services paged, law enforcement arrived on the scene at 7:47 a.m. to find a near head-on crash between a refuse truck and a half-ton pick-up truck.  One adult male operator was pinned inside of the half-ton truck.  As fire/rescue arrived and set up extraction equipment, the trapped male party was removed from the truck and transported to a medical flight helicopter.  That male party was flown to a trauma center located in the Fox Valley where he later was pronounced deceased.

   Preliminary indications are that a 2014 Dodge truck was being operated north-bound on County Road A when it crossed the center line and into the path of the on-coming south-bound 2018 Mack refuse truck.  A near head-on collision occurred pinning in the operator of the 2014 Dodge, a 27-year-old Ludington, Mich., male who perished in the crash.  An adult passenger in the 2014 Dodge was injured, however, not seriously.

The driver of the 2018 Mack refuse truck has been identified as a 44-year-old Beaver Dam male who was uninjured.  Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. County Road A at the crash site was closed for crash reconstruction until approximately 3:30 p.m.  County Road A is now open to traffic.

   Responding units to the crash include Green Lake/Brooklyn Fire/Rescue and First Responders, Green Lake County Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Unit, City of Green Lake Police, Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, and Wisconsin State Patrol.  This fatal crash remains under investigation by the Green Lake Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

   The name of the deceased, other driver, and a passenger will be released on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

 UPDATE, 11:40 AM: The Green Lake County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that one person died in a crash this morning just east of the city of Green Lake.

   No further information is available at this time, but additional information is expected to be released via a press release before 3 p.m. today, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Mark Putzke.


  An air ambulance was called for a man involved in a garbage truck-vs.-pickup crash this morning outside of Green Lake.

   The collision occurred on County Road A between the intersections with Illinois Avenue and Klaver Street, just east of the city of Green Lake.

   The occupant of the pickup truck was trapped and needed extrication.

   The ThedaStar air ambulance was called in, landing at the Brooklyn/Green Lake Fire Department parking lot. One individual later could be seen being placed on the helicopter.

   County Road A was closed during the duration of the incident.

   As of this time, no further information is available about this crash.

   Check back for more information when it is released, and read the March 21, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press for a full story.