Four Dead in Three Separate Auto Accidents

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal one-vehicle crash on Oct. 27 in the Town of Baileys Harbor has been identified as Alec H. Kohl, 22, of Combined Locks. Kohl died when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 57 north of County Hwy Q. The vehicle struck a tree and driveway embankment and was engulfed in flames.

In a separate three-vehicle accident on Oct. 28, former Sister Bay Village Trustee Gary Martin, 75, and his wife, Julie Sara, 75, died after their westbound Subaru Forester was hit head-on by the driver of a pickup truck who was heading east and crossed the center line. The truck also collided with another vehicle behind Martin’s Forester. Martin resigned from the Sister Bay board in April 2009 due to family concerns. The couple had been living in Hillsboro, Ore.

Last week the Pulse reported on a fatal accident in the Town of Jacksonport on Oct. 25, but at that time the victim had not been identified. Thomas J. Rondeau, 90, Jacksonport, has been identified as the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that ran into a petroleum tanker on Hwy 57 north of Bechtel Road.

The tanker was backing into a driveway to make a delivery when it was struck by Rondeau’s truck traveling southbound on 57. Rondeau was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas Kaczmarek, 57, Sturgeon Bay, the driver of the tanker, was not injured.

Rondeau was one of the dozen Jacksonport residents who are suing to stop an RV campground from locating at the southernmost part of the town’s main corridor on Highway 57. The campground won approval at both town and county level when the lawsuit was filed in June.

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