(Winnebago County) Winnebago County officials are expressing their sorrow over the death of an Oshkosh couple killed in a Fond du Lac County traffic accident last Friday. Fifty-eight-year-old Paul Delap died at the scene and his wife, 56-year-old Pamela Delap, died later at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center.
The two were heading north on Van Dyne Road in the town of Friendship on Paul’s motorcycle when 17-year-old Lily Miller of Fond du Lac went through a stop sign on Subway Road and they struck her vehicle. Miller was taken to St. Agnes Hospital to be evaluated.
Paul was a Winnebago County Highway Foreman and Pamela was a former member of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Winnebago County Executive Jon Doemel says Paul had been a dedicated employee of the highway department since 1991 and eventually elevated to the position of paving foreman.
He adds that Pam was a fierce advocate for people with disabilities and was instrumental in the construction of an accessible playground in the city of Oshkosh.
The county is working to display Paul’s plow truck as a temporary memorial. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say inattentive driving is believed to be a factor in the accident.