UPDATE: Names released in Rusk County fatal crash

RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)— Officials have released the names of those involved in the Rusk County fatal crash that happened Tuesday.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says 28-year-old Richard Smith of Bruce died in the crash. WiDOT says Smith was not wearing a seatbelt. 64-year-old Laura Peterson suffered non-life threatening injuries.


RUSK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)—One person is dead and another is injured after a two-vehicle crash in Rusk County. Officials are saying ice roads may be a factor.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation says a Wisconsin State Trooper responded to a two vehicle crash Tuesday at 7:52 a.m. The crash happened on US Highway 8.

One vehicle was traveling west on Highway 8 when the driver lost control and hit another vehicle head on.

The crash remains under investigation.