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UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 injured in Highway 12 crash

Highway 12 closure
Highway 12 closure(Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 7:26 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office says one person was killed and died on scene of the Highway 12 crash, while another suffered life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation by law enforcement shows a 64-year-old female was driving a Trailblazer west on Highway 12 when they attempted to pass a slower vehicle and hit a Suburban head on. The 49-year-old male who was driving the Suburban suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The 64-year-old was taken to a local hospital.

The crash is still under investigation.

Early Thursday morning, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office shut down Highway 12 between County Roads V and AF for a crash.

They are asking drivers to avoid the area.

We’ll have more information as it’s made available.

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