Last week, a mother and son were killed in a tragic two-vehicle automobile accident in Shawano County, Wisconsin. The mother, 40-year old Daisy Parker of Birnamwood, and her son, 18-year old Dean M. Knudsen, were traveling on Highway 29 just outside of Wittenberg when the accident occurred.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the accident happened at around 11:30 last Wednesday morning as Parker attempted to drive across the highway and onto Killdeer Road. A sport utility vehicle traveling westbound on the highway struck Parker's vehicle as she was crossing.
Both Parker and Knudsen were killed in the accident. Four people in the SUV were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of various non-life-threatening injuries. Wisconsin police are investigating and report that neither weather conditions nor alcohol were factors in this tragic accident.
Our sympathies are with Parker and Knudsen's family and friends during this difficult time.