Names released in fatal crash


Leader Staff

Authorities on Friday released the names of the people involved in a fatal crash that killed one driver and seriously injured two other people in the town of Lessor on Thursday evening.

Wayne S. Baumgart, 70, of Seymour, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place about 6:30 p.m. on state Highway 47 near County Road S, north of Hofa Park Road.

The initial investigation determined the vehicle driven by Baumgart was traveling southbound on state Highway 47 when it crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound vehicle being driven by Randall C. Olson, 65, of Townsend.

Olson and his passenger, Christine M. Olson, 65, of Townsend, sustained serious injuries.

All parties had to be extracted from their vehicles by rescue personnel.

Randall Olson was flown out by ThedaStar and was in critical condition at an Appleton area hospital.

Christine Olson was also transported and was in stable condition.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

The crash closed all lanes of Highway 47 for nearly two hours.