OCONTO—A 21-year-old Green Bay man died Friday as the result of a two-vehicle accident in Oconto County.
Sheriff Todd Skarban reports that the dispatch center received a call at 1:22 p.m. Friday of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 41 near Maple Grove School Road in the Town of Little River. He said the preliminary investigation shows a dump truck driven by a 42-year-old Oconto male was traveling southbound on U.S. 41 when a pickup truck driven by the Green Bay man struck the dump truck from behind. The driver of the dump truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a Green Bay hospital, and later died of his injuries.
An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oconto Police Department, Little River Fire Department, Oconto Fire and Rescue Department, Oconto County Highway Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office.