A pickup truck broke through thin ice on Lake Winnebago and sank Saturday morning, leaving two people dead and a young girl in critical condition. A third man died in a similar but separate accident in Superior a few hours earlier.They shouldn't have been driving on it, after the warm week we've had. And now a 9 year old girl is dead.
Calumet County authorities didn't release the names of the man or the 9-year-old girl who died in the Lake Winnebago accident, but relatives identified the man as Dan Kleinhans, 44, of St. Nazianz. He was declared dead at the scene at 2:20 p.m., about three hours after authorities were first alerted about the accident.
The truck hit a crack in the ice that had frozen over in a thin layer and was partially obscured by snow, Sheriff Jerry Pagel said.
"If you were not aware of it, you probably wouldn't have known it was there," he said.
I have little patience for the death of common sense.