A Door County intersection with improvements on the way was the site of another collision that briefly shut down State Highway 42/57 for approximately 15 minutes Saturday afternoon.
Door County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection of STH 42/57 and Gordon Road just before 4:45 p.m. after a two-vehicle crash. According to the accident report, North Aurora, Ill. resident Oscar Almonaci was attempting to turn left from Gordon Road when his vehicle was struck by another driven by Bruce Jacobe of Green Bay. Jacobe, Almonaci, and their passengers were not injured in the crash, but Almonaci’s vehicle did have to be towed away after suffering disabling damage in the incident. Almonaci was cited for failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign. The southbound lane of STH 42/57 did have to be closed for about 15 minutes and it was reopened shortly after 5 p.m.
While it had been a while in between incidents, the intersection of STH 42/57 and Gordon Road has seen its share of accidents in recent years. It is part of the reason why the county has earmarked over $200,000 to make necessary safety improvements in anticipation of a new roundabout to be built by the end of the decade.