2 Vehicle Traffic Crash / Fatal

To: Media
From: Green Lake County Sheriff's Office
Re/Event: 2 Vehilce Traffic Crash / Fatal
Date/Time of Incident: 03/25/13 at 7:09 A.M.
Address: STH 23 .1 mile west of Forest Ridge Rd,
Township of Brooklyn, Green Lake County
Date of Release: 03/25/13
Release #: 1-1


At 7:07am, Monday, March 25, 2013, the Green Lake County E911 Communications Center received a call concerning an injury traffic crash on STH 23 West of Forest Ridge Rd. The location of the crash was approximately 2 miles east of Green Lake, between Ripon and Green Lake.

Initial responding units arrived at 7:09am and found two vehicles involved with two injured. Green Lake Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Unit summoned Theda Star helicopter due to the severity of the injuries, however, one of the drivers died as a result of this crash. Sharon Leu, age 71, Green Lake, died at the scene. The other driver, John Duenkel, age 38, Ripon, was transported via helicopter to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center. The extent of his injuries are not known.

Observations of the scene indicate that a 2005 Hyundai SUV, driven by Leu, turned from a driveway and entered the path of a 1997 Ford Truck driven by Duenkel. This crash is being investigated by the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Green Lake County Coroners Office.

The Green Lake Fire Department also responded to the scene.

This case remains under investigation.



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


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