August 21, 2014

Victims of fatal Marathon County crash identified

The three people killed Thursday morning in a snow-related traffic crash near Wausau were members of an Oklahoma family. They were identified today as 34-year-old Roy Kato, his 34-year-old wife Jenny, and their 13-year-old son Joshua. All were from Tecumseh Oklahoma.

The State Patrol says their car slid into an oncoming vehicle while driving on County Trunk “K” in the Marathon County town of Maine. It happened just after the Wausau area got three inches of snow.

Another member of the Kato family, five-year-old Brook, was taken to a Wausau hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the oncoming vehicle, a 32-year-old Schofield man, was also taken to the hospital with injuries.

The crash remains under investigated.