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Green Bay Police Department
Thursday June 1st, 2023 :: 01:46 p.m. CDT


UPDATE: Driver Identified from Fatal Crash into Fox River; Randi Van Lanen, 39, Green Bay

The Green Bay Police Department is now able to identify the female driver killed in a crash last month at the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge as Randi Van Lanen, 39, Green Bay.
The vehicle being driven by Van Lanen was recovered from the Fox River the night of Saturday, May 6, 2023, after leaving the roadway around 7:00 p.m. in the 100 block of Main Street just before the bridge.
The Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of her death as drowning.
The investigation into the crash remains active pending further medical testing.
Van Lanen was the only occupant in the vehicle.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the privacy received during this time.
No additional details will be released.
Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #23-223803. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the "P3 Tips" app for crime tips.

Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-448-3200

Jennifer Gonzalez
Communications Coordinator

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