UPDATE: Names released in fatal Crawford Co. crash

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Crawford County Sheriff released the names of those involved in a crash in Crawford County that killed one person and hurt two others.

The Crawford County Dispatch was notified of a head-on crash on US Hwy 18 between Prairie du Chien and the Iowa border.

It happened just before 9 a.m. on Monday, November 6.

Officers responded and found a semi driven by a 63-year-old Robert Wiemerslage of Spring Grove, Minnesota had struck a truck driven by 49-year-old Raul Alexis Rivera Negron of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

According to eyewitnesses and a passenger in the semi, the driver was headed west on Hwy 18 towards Iowa. The driver was talking to his passenger, his 65-year-old wife Mary Wiemerslage, and without warning he slumped over onto her lap.

The semi crossed over into the east bound lane and struck the truck head on. After striking the truck, the semi pushed the truck backwards approximately 300 feet before coming to a stop with both vehicles in the east bound lane.

The operator of the truck was removed from his vehicle utilizing the jaws of life. He was taken to the hospital with several broken bones and possible internal injuries.

The semi driver was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The semi's passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

US Hwy 18 was closed to traffic for approximately and hour.



 
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