GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Victims of fatal Lombardi crash identified by Green Bay Police

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TUESDAY 6/30/2020 9:52 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Police have identified the three people killed in a Sunday afternoon crash on Lombardi Avenue.

Authorities say 28-year-old Jessie Saldana, 27-year-old Sonia Gonzalez-Guillen, and 57-year-old Sonia Gonzalez were killed after their vehicle was struck by a car driven by Abdi Ahmed.

A memorial has been set up at the crash site of for the victims. Community members gathered Monday night near the memorial to give their condolences to the friends and family of the victims.

Ahmed made his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Officials found probable cause against Ahmed and set his bond at $100,000. He is scheduled to appear again in court on July 9.

Bond set at $100,000 for Green Bay resident involved in deadly Sunday crash

MONDAY 6/29/2020 5:35 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A $100,000 bond was set for Green Bay resident, Abdi Ahmed, who was involved in the deadly two-vehicle crash on Lombardi Avenue and Bart Starr Road on Sunday.

During a Monday court appearance, court officials found probable cause in the case against Ahmed, who is accused of speeding on Lombardi Avenue, crashing into a car at Bart Starr Road, and killing the three people in that vehicle. 

According to court officials during the hearing, it was mentioned that Ahmed had prior municipal citations such as speeding and was seen driving recklessly 10 minutes before the deadly crash.

Court authorities said Ahmed’s bond was set at $100,000. If he can post bond, court officials say he will not be allowed to operate a vehicle and will be under house arrest only able to go to work, see his attorney, or attend court.

Ahmed is scheduled to be back in court on July 9. Local 5 will follow this story and update it as it develops.

Three dead following crash on Lombardi Avenue

MONDAY 6/29/20 8:59 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Three people are dead following a Sunday afternoon crash on Lombardi Avenue.

Green Bay Police say a car heading east on Lombardi hit another vehicle turning into Kwik Trip on Bart Starr Road.

A passenger in the car that was struck was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other passengers in the car died a short time later at a nearby hospital, according to authorities.

“Witnesses that came forward estimated the speed the the striking vehicle at anywhere between 60 and 90 miles per hour prior to the crash,” Brad Strouf of the Green Bay Police Department told WFRV Local 5. “Right now there doesn’t seen to be any indications that any brakes were applied, we are not finding any skid marks although we are actively investigating the scene.”

Police say the unidentified driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital before being taken to the Brown County Jail.

Area of Lombardi Avenue and Bart Starr Way blocked for 5 to 6 hours due to crash

SUNDAY 6/28/2020 3:36 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department is asking residents to avoid the area of Lombardi Avenue and Bart Starr Way after a crash on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the areas will be closed for the next 5 to 6 hours as Green Bay police and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating the incident.

Residents are being advised to use alternative routes including, Ashland Avenue/West Mason Street, Ashland Avenue/9th Street, and Ashland Avenue/State Highway 172.

Local 5 will update this story as it develops.

Original Story: Roads near Bart Starr Road and Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay blocked after crash

SUNDAY 6/28/2020 2:32 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Roads near Bart Starr Way and Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay are currently closed after a crash on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, the crash happened at around 1 p.m. at Bart Starr Way and Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay.

The Department said several crews responded to the incident and are still at the scene of the incident.

No further information is available at this time, Local 5 will follow this story and update the story as it develops.

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