Husband and wife killed in Sheboygan County crash

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – An 80-year-old man and 79-year-old woman from Elkhart Lake have died in a two-vehicle crash in Sheboygan County.

The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims as Lewis Schmidt and his wife Geraldine Schmidt.

The Sheriff’s Office says it was dispatched at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday to State Highway 57 and County Road FF in the town of Rhine.

Authorities say Lewis Schmidt was driving and failed to stop at a stop sign on County Road FF when his car collided with a second vehicle that was traveling northbound on State Highway 57.

Lewis Schmidt died while being transported to a Sheboygan hospital. His wife Geraldine died at the scene.

72-year-old Bonnie Grossenbach from Kiel was in the second vehicle. She suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries. She was transported to a Sheboygan hospital.

The crash forced part of State Highway 57 to close for about 1.5 hours.