Update – 06/06/2012 – Driver Clinton Lovelace Charged
The driver of the car that was allegedly involved in a fatal crash has now been charged. Clinton Lovelace, 25, is currently in the Fond du Lac County jail.
This from the Fox 11 news site.
He faces charges of second-degree reckless homicide, three counts of second-degree reckless injury, one count of second-degree reckless endangerment and one count of felony bail jumping. But the district attorney’s office says more charges could still be coming.
The full updated story is available on-line at Fox11online.com
Motorcycle Crash in Fond du Lac County – Wisconsin
On the last day of Motorcycle Awareness Month, there was a horrendous crash involving 12 motorcycles in Wisconsin. Thursday was a sad day for motorcyclists everywhere after reading about the huge accident in Fond du Lac County on Thursday afternoon. A group of twelve riders were in formation on their way home from Milwaukee when a car crossed the centerline and hit 10 out of the 12 riders. One man, Daniel Lee Winsemius, 59, of Twin Lake, Mich., was killed in the crash, and nine other riders were hurt. The riders are all members of a group called the Muskegon Motorcycle Gang, and are from Michigan. The crash happened at around 3 p.m. on Highway 151 in the town of Taycheedah.
Officials on the scene said the survivors told them that it all happened so fast there was no time to react. “They were in the group formation. Two side by side, traveling, and in a split second the vehicle crossed over the center line and struck them.” No one is quite sure how or why the crash happened, and the driver whose name hasn’t been released, was at Theda Clark Medical Center in fair condition Friday. It is unclear whether the driver had been drinking, but officials say speed was not a factor. A blood sample has been sent to the State Crime Lab.
Here is the original Fox 11 News story, and an updated story is also online at Fox11online.com. The video below is from live coverage at the scene by Fox 11 News. Our thoughts go out to all of the riders involved in the accident, and their families.