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NEW INFORMATION: Driver arrested in crash that hurt three children in Burnett Co.

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

SIREN, Wis. (WEAU) – Troopers now say the driver in a crash that hurt herself and three children was arrested.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says 38-year-old Jennifer Marie Smith was arrested for causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. Troopers says alcohol was a factor in the crash.

It happened around 6 p.m. Friday on State Hwy 70 at Triangle Lane near Siren. They say Smith, who is from of Naples, Florida, lost control and slid into a ditch and hit a tree.

Smith and 3-year-old Malainey Smith were taken to a hospital in Spooner with non-life threatening injuries. Milo and Mason Smith, who are both just 1-month-old, were flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with life threatening injuries. Troopers said all three children were in safety seats in the rear of the car.

The crash is still under investigation.
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SIREN, Wis. (WEAU) – The Wisconsin State Patrol has identified the four people hurt in a crash in Burnett County, including three children.

Troopers said the crash happened around 6 p.m. Friday on State Hwy 70 near Triangle Lane.

38-year-old Jennifer Marie Smith of Naples, Florida lost control and slid into a ditch and hit a tree. Alcohol is said to be a factor in the crash.

Jennifer and a 3-year-old Malainey Smith were taken to a hospital in Spooner with non-life threatening injuries. Milo and Mason Smith who are both just 1-months-old were flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with life threatening injuries. Troopers said all three children were in safety seats in the rear of the car.

Charges for Jennifer are still pending and the crash remains under investigation.


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