UPDATE: The names of the victims involved have been released. That update can be found here.
POLK COUNTY (DrydenWire) -- A devastating crash unfolded on US 8 EB at 33rd St. in Polk County on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at approximately 5:41p, leaving two people dead and three others injured.
The incident prompted a swift response from multiple agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff's Department, Apple River Fire Department, and Turtle Lake Fire Department.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, upon arrival at the scene, authorities discovered the life-altering consequences of the collision.
The passenger of one of the vehicles, a 92-year-old female from Mission, Texas, was tragically pronounced deceased.
The driver of another vehicle, identified as a 66-year-old male from Deer Park, Wisconsin, succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital.
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The crash investigation is currently underway, with the Wisconsin State Patrol taking the lead in determining the circumstances that led to this heartbreaking incident.
Details regarding the vehicles and occupants involved are pending, and further information is expected to be released as the investigation progresses.