GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Appleton man charged for deadly Lawrence crash

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TUESDAY 4/28/2020 6:57 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A 28-year-old Appleton man is facing charges in connection with a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Lawrence on Sunday that left a woman dead.

According to the criminal complaint, Terral Wallace has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle – repeater and three counts of intoxicated use of a vehicle – repeater. Officials add that Wallace has been convicted of Possession with Intent for all four counts.

Hobart-Lawrence Police say they were dispatched to the area of I-41 northbound near Little Rapids Road at around 6 a.m. on Sunday after receiving a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash. A witness told authorities the vehicle rolled at least seven times and that three individuals were unconscious.

Upon arrival, authorities found the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Wallace, with an apparent injured arm. Authorities say four other passengers, including a 17-year-old, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Police say they noticed Wallace was walking with a limp, had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath and clothing, and that his eyes were red. Authorities report Wallace appeared to be in distress and was continuously repeated, “I don’t want that girl to be dead.”

Authorities determined the unidentified woman Wallace was talking about was dead upon arrival.

The criminal complaint says Wallace had told them he was traveling from Appleton and on his way to Green Bay. Wallace then told police he was driving and the next thing he knew the car “did something weird” and the vehicle went into the median. Wallace stated he was not sure what was wrong with the vehicle, just that it did not work properly sometimes.

Wallace had told police he had drank two beers four hours before the crash at a party in Appleton. Wallace told officers he had started drinking around 5 or 6 a.m. and stopped drinking when he got on the highway headed north to Green Bay and reported not knowing two of the passengers in the vehicle. He stated, “they were all at a party in Appleton and had all been drinking and he was driving them home because he was the most sober.”

According to information received Hobart-Lawrence Police Department, one of the passengers has a broken back. Two passengers were transported to a hospital in Milwaukee – one is in a coma and the condition of the other is unknown.

A future court date for Wallace has yet to be set.

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All lanes on I-41 in Brown County are now open following crash on Sunday morning

SUNDAY 4/26/2020 2:25 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes are now open following a crash on I-41 southbound on County-F and Scheuring Road on Sunday morning.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation confirmed that all southbound and northbound lanes on I-41, near the city of De Pere, are now open following their closures due to a single-vehicle crash that took place at around 6 a.m.

For more information on the Sunday morning crash, continue reading.

One woman dead, 4 others injured following crash on I-41 in Brown County Sunday morning

SUNDAY 4/26/2020 9:57 a.m.

One woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on I-41 northbound.

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department says that at around 6 a.m. they responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on I-41 northbound, south of Scheuring Road in the Town of Lawrence.

Deputies report five people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

After further investigation, police deduced that a four-door Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, was being driven by a 27-year-old Appleton man when the man lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times before coming to a rest in the median.

Officials say one female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the other passengers were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for injuries.

Police note that the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and the vehicle received severe damage.

Officials say they believe alcohol may be a contributing factor to the crash.

According to authorities, I-41 southbound lanes at Scheuring Road and I-41 northbound lane will be closed for reconstruction of the accident. The detour is Scheuring Road to the frontage roads.

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department notes that they are being assisted by the Lawrence Fire
Department, De Pere Fire and Rescue, Ashwaubenon Public Safety, De Pere Police Department, State Patrol, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash remains under investigation, Local 5 will update as the story develops.

Original Story: Crash early Sunday in Brown County leave all southbound I-41 lanes closed

SUNDAY 4/26/2020 8:41 a.m.

All lanes southbound on I-41 in Brown County are blocked following a crash on Sunday morning.

WisDOT Traffic Management Center reported a crash that happened at around 6 a.m. at County-F and Sheuring Road near the city of De Pere.

Officials say I-41 southbound lanes and the northbound left lane are closed at Scheuring Road because of a traffic incident.

Authorities provide an alternate route for commuters traveling southbound to exit at Scheuring Road, then west to Mid Valley Drive, then south to County S, and then east back to I-41 southbound highway.

Brown County is reported to have responded to the incident and predict over a two-hour wait to clear the scene.

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