Posted at 2 p.m. on November 27, 2017
The Brillion News
ASKEATON – A two-car crash at about 3:46 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 claimed the life of a 29-year old Wrightstown man, who has ties to Brillion and Reedsville.
The victim was Travis R. Krahn. He was driving south on Brown County PP, going through the intersection of PP and Man-Cal Road, when a car heading westbound struck his car broadside on the driver’s side of his car.
The second car, going westbound on Man-Cal Road, failed to stop for the stop sign governing westbound traffic. That car was driven by a man identified as Austin Konrad, a 20-year old from Neenah.
Krahn’s car rolled, and both cars ended up in the ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection in the Town of Brillion.
A nurse happened on the scene shortly after the crash and provided medical care to the two drivers – who were alone in their vehicles at the time of the collision. Krahn was pronounced dead at the scene.
Konrad got out of his car and was ambulatory at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah with injuries that turned out to be minor.
Responding to the scene were the Hollandtown Fire Department, Town of Brillion EMS First Responders, Brillion Fire Department, Brillion Ambulance, County Rescue, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol.
Both cars approached the intersection in Brown County and collided on the Brown County side of the road, so the investigation was done by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, which activated its traffic accident reconstruction investigation team. Both PP and Man-Cal roads were closed for nearly seven hours while the investigation was underway.
Deputies returned to the scene in the daylight on Sunday to continue the investigation.
Man-Cal Road is on the Brown-Calumet County Line, the Town of Brillion on the south side, and the Town of Holland on the north side.
Results of the investigation will be given to the Brown County District Attorney.
Services celebrating the life of Travis Krahn will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Wayside at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Visitation is scheduled at the church for Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. The Nickel Funeral Home in Morrison is assisting the family.
Travis Krahn is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, parents Richard and Mary Jo Krahn, and by other relatives and many friends throughout the Reedsville-Brillion-Wrightstown area.