Fatal Car Accident in Sturgeon Bay UPDATED

Update: Steven J. Schmelzer, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, has been identified as the victim of the Tuesday morning fatal traffic collision.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dennis M. Connolly, 71, of Sturgeon Bay. Schmelzer was struck while conducting a land survey on Mathey Road south of County TT in the Town of Sevastopol.

The collision remains under investigation.


July 11: A 66-year-old Sturgeon Bay man was struck by a vehicle and died on Mathey Road south of County TT at 8:51 am July 11, according to the Door County Sheriff’s Department. First responding units arrived at 8:56 am and found the man dead at the scene.

The investigation into the accident is still ongoing but it appears a vehicle being driven by a 71-year-old Sturgeon Bay man was traveling north on Mathey Road when the victim, who was working on the road, was hit. The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

Names have not been released pending notification of family.

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