2 elderly La Grange residents killed in crash with alleged drunk driver

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. (WLS) -- A man and woman from west suburban La Grange were killed Sunday night after an alleged drunk driver crashed into their car while they drove through Wisconsin, the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office said.

David Rosol, 82, and Hazel De Witt, 83, had been visiting family friends and were driving through Outagamie County at around 10:45 p.m. when their car was struck. Both were killed in the accident.

The driver of the vehicle, 57-year-old Joseph Konetzke of Neenah, Wis., was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital after the accident and is being treated for non life threatening injuries. Police said this was the fourth time Konetzke has been charged with drunk driving.

"The fact that this guy was not already in jail and considering that this is now his fourth offense, I don't understand how that could possibly be," said Dan De Witt, the victim's son.

Hazel De Witt was visiting relatives in Wisconsin with her longtime family friend and neighbor, David Rosol, over the weekend.

"Dave was a wonderful strong person, he was a father figure to many, including myself," said Randy De Witt, the victim's son.

De Witt's home was decorated for Christmas ahead of a big family celebration. She would have celebrated her 84th birthday in January.

Instead, her family is trying to come to grips with her sudden death.

"She was our rock," said Randy De Witt.
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