April 18, 2014

Marathon County crash kills three

Snow falling across parts of Wisconsin overnight is being blamed for the deaths of three people near Wausau. Marathon County sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle carrying four people slid across a center-line, and was hit broadside by another vehicle with only a driver inside.

The three people in the first vehicle died, and the other two were taken to a Wausau hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The crash happened around 8:30 this morning on Marathon County Trunk “K” in the town of Maine, northeast of Wausau. It’s under investigation, and the State Patrol is reconstructing the accident scene.

Authorities said it was one of several crashes in the area, after Central Wisconsin had around three inches of snow from last night through mid-morning.