By Paul Schmitt
A single-car crash in the township of Gardner late Tuesday afternoon has caused the death of the driver. According to the Door County Sheriff’s Department, at about 4:30 p.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to a brushy area off Lime Kiln Road and found the vehicle with severe damage after apparently striking a utility pole after entering the ditch. The man was transported by ambulance and then flown by helicopter to a Green Bay hospital where he died several hours later. Speed apparently played a factor in the crash and the investigation continues. The name of the driver has not been released yet. You can see the complete press release from the Door County Sheriff’s Department with this story online.
Press Release 02-14-18
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 4:28p.m., the Door County Communication Center received a 911 call reporting low hanging wires on Lime Kiln Rd. in the township of Gardner. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department and the Door County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. At 4:36p.m., the same caller called back and was now reporting a single vehicle crash at the same location. Ambulances from the Door County Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene.
Responding units found a single vehicle with severe damage in a brushy area off the roadway. The preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle had been traveling westbound on Lime Kiln Rd. The vehicle left the roadway and entered the south ditch striking a utility pole before coming to rest in an area of brush.
The lone occupant was transported by ambulance to a helicopter-landing zone in Little Sturgeon and was airlifted to a Green Bay hospital by Eagle III. He died several hours later.
The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department, Gardner EMRs, Door County Emergency Services, Door County Sheriff’s Office, Door County Highway Department and Wisconsin Public Services responded to the crash.
Speed appears to have been a factor in the crash and the crash remains under investigation. The name of the driver is not being released pending notification of the family.
Authority: Sheriff Steve Delarwelle