Victim in fatal Calumet crash identified

Calumet County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified the driver killed in a Dec. 26 accident as Austin Schmitz, 24, of Malone.

According to Lt. Eric Voland of the CCSO, at around 3:20 a.m. last Saturday the CCSO responded to a single-vehicle roll-over crash on USH 151 near West Jefferson Road in the town of Brothertown.

The CCSO’s preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling southbound on USH 151, left the roadway, and rolled over multiple times. Schmitz was declared deceased at the site of the crash. Voland said the accident remains under investigation by the CCSO.

Assisting the CCSO at the scene were the Calumet Fire Department and First Responders and the Chilton Police Department.

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