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Green Bay woman killed in Highway 32 crash

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Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash on Highway 32 in the Township of Pittsfield on April 9, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash on Highway 32 in the Township of Pittsfield on April 9, 2013. (courtesy of FOX 11).

BROWN COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A two vehicle crash has claimed one life and forced a highway to close near Pulaski for several hours. 

Brown County Sheriff's say it happened on Highway 32 at the intersection of Cottonwood Drive in the Township of Pittsfield.

One vehicle, driven by 21-year-old April Erickson of Green Bay, was headed southbound on Highway 32 when it drifted across the center line and slammed into a northbound pickup truck around 6:30 a.m.

Erickson died at the scene. The pickup truck was driven by 51-year-old Andrew Van Gheem of Pulaski, who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

The crash shut down both lanes of Highway 32 for about two-and-a-half hours, before it reopend after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The investigation continues.

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