Police investigating Wood Co. fatal crash

By: Chris Verhyen Email
By: Chris Verhyen Email
The Wood County Sheriff

MGN Online

WOOD CO. Wis. (WEAU)- Crews are investigating a crash that killed one person and sent another to the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department says it happened just before 3 PM Wednesday at the intersection of HWY C and HWY F, southeast of Marshfield.

Deputies say a truck pulling a trailer collided with a car. 96-year-old Ruth Ruder, the passenger in the car, was killed.

The driver of the car, 69-year-old Linda Knapp, had to be flown to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Phillip Vruwink, only had minor injuries.

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