Shawano man killed in crash


Leader Staff

A Shawano man was killed in a collision with a semi near Cecil early Thursday, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities were called to the crash at state Highway 117 and County Road E about 6 a.m.

The initial investigation showed that a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Samuel Peterson was eastbound on County Road E and failed to stop at a stop sign, the sheriff’s department said.

The vehicle entered the intersection and was struck by a northbound semi-tractor trailer unit operated by a 44-year-old Green Bay man.

Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi driver was taken to a Green Bay hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

The accident remains under investigation.