UPDATE: Names released in Rusk County fatal crash

Published: Nov. 19, 2019 at 1:57 PM CST
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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.

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