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Deputies: Two drivers pronounced dead after head-on crash

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Posted at 7:01 PM, May 18, 2023

Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Fond du Lac County, according to a news release from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office.

Crews got the call Thursday at about 1:00 p.m. to the scene, on STH 23 near Heinrich Road in the Town of Lamartine.

According to the Sheriff's Department, initial information provided on scene indicated that each driver was unconscious and non-responsive. When assisting agencies arrived on scene, both drivers were deceased.

Witnesses of the crash told deputies on scene they saw an eastbound passenger vehicle cross the center line and crash into a westbound passenger vehicle. Authorities report the witness indicated that the eastbound vehicle had previously crossed the centerline once already before coming back in the lane of travel and then crossing again before striking the westbound vehicle.

As reported by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office, the eastbound vehicle was operated by Grace Starlight Cruis Thull,19, from Rosendale, who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Also pronounced deceased at the scene was Gary W. Wustrack, 64, of Ripon who was operating the westbound vehicle.

"Based on witness statements and the initial investigation, it is believed that the driver of the eastbound vehicle may have been distracted by [the] use of a cell phone, however, this has not been confirmed," said Lieutenant Chris Dobyns.

The crash remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office.