2 Killed in Boat Collision on Lake Winnebago in WI

Two women died and two others were severely injured when two boats collided on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin.

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, around 8:30 p.m., a 26-foot Crownline deck boat collided with a 20-foot Rinker Captiva about a mile east of Paynes Point on Lake Winnebago, in the town of Vinland, Wisconsin. The two people on the Crownline were not badly injured. There were four people on the Rinker Captiva, two of whom were thrown overboard upon impact. Their bodies were found on Sunday. The women, both from Neenah, Wisconsin, were were in their twenties. Our thoughts are with the family. The other two people who were on the Rinker boat were severely injured. They were transported to a hospital on Saturday.

A fund has been established to pay for the funeral expenses of Lauren and Cassandra Laabs. You can make a contribution to “The Laabs Family Fund” at any Associated Bank branch in Wisconsin.

Lake Winnebago is in the eastern part of Wisconsin. Neenah is located on the banks of Winnegago, positioned between the cities of Oshkosh and Appleton.

Lake Winnebago, WisconsinPritzker Hageman law firm helps families get answers and justice after a loved one is injured or killed in a boat accident. Our lawyers’ experience with boat accident lawsuits includes a settlement for over $5 million for a woman who was thrown overboard in another boat accident.

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