An elderly man and woman visiting Wisconsin from the Chicago area were killed in a crash with an drunk driver over the weekend, according to Outagamie County Sheriff officials.
Just a week before Christmas two families in La Grange who’ve known each other since the 1960s are now in mourning.
Diane Urban learned hours ago that her dad David Rosol wouldn't be coming home.
“He was 82, yeah, he lived a good life but he had longevity in his family,” she said. “He always taught the value of things and that you should earn your way.”
Her dad and longtime friend Hazel Dewitt drove up to see family in the Green Bay area.
Dewitt’s daughter, Jennifer Spielman, said her mom took care of everyone in the neighborhood.
“He had taken ill the last few years with Parkinson's and she kind of was his caregiver,” she said. “Love your parents forever and ever because you never know when something like this will happen.”
Urban wants her loss to serve as a warning to others and pleads for those who chose to drink not to get behind the wheel.
“Take an Uber, a taxi, have a designated driver because, he should’ve lived longer,” Urban said.
The other driver, Joseph Konetzke of Neenah, Wisconsin survived the crash.
According to court records — this is his fourth drunk driving arrest.
He hadn’t been charged yet for his most recent DUI arrest on Dec. 2.