Source: Catholics in Fond du Lac are mourning the death of a priest in a bicycle accident. Fr. Victor Capriolo of the Holy Family Catholic Community was killed around 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, just northeast of Fond du Lac in the town of Taycheedah. The 67-year-old Capriolo was crossing the four-lane Highway 151 bypass on the Prairie Trail. Sheriff’s deputies said he was hit by a motor vehicle driven by a 74-year-old Fond du Lac woman. The priest died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Capriolo’s death was announced during a Mass this morning at Holy Family Church. He was currently a moderator for a team of 4 priests at four churches in the Holy Family Community in Fond du Lac. The others are St. Peter’s, St. Mary’s, and Sacred Heart. Capriolo also served as the pastor-designate to Fond du Lac Saint Mary’s Springs Academy. A prayer service will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s. A Mass in Spanish begins at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart. All four Holy Family churches are open Thursday for mourners. Before moving to Fond du Lac, Capriolo served at several Catholic churches in the Milwaukee area – and he served a pastoral assignment in Juneau Alaska for 3 years.
Crash time: between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.
Closest Intersection: Hwy 151
Land use: Suburban
Road type: Multi-use path or trail
Where on the road the collision happened: Intersection
Collision type: Cyclist side/Car front end hit
Vehicle type: Automobile
If truck: Unknown
At crash time driver was: Don't Know
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2012/aug/23/fond-du-lac-priest-killed-after-being-hit-by-car-while-on-bicycle/