9 hurt in 4-vehicle crash on Highway 23 in Fond du Lac; 1 life-threatening

Crash that injured nine on Highway 23 in Fond du Lac (PHOTO: WLUK)

FOND DU LAC — A major crash occurred Sunday evening, October 22nd in Fond du Lac involving four vehicles, injuring nine people.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 23 at Whispering Springs.

Fond du Lac police said a preliminary investigation has revealed a GMC Jimmy headed westbound on Highway 23 was slowing in traffic to turn left, to enter a driveway — and a GMC Sierra was slowing to navigate around the turning vehicle.

That’s when a Volvo semi-truck with a trailer rear-ended the GMC Sierra. It was then pushed into the GMC Jimmy, and that vehicle was then pushed into oncoming eastbound traffic — colliding with a Toyota Sienna.

Nine people were hurt. One suffered life-threatening injuries, but Flight for Life was unable to fly due to the weather.

Highway 23 was closed for nearly two hours.

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