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Fatal crash in Waupaca County


WAUPACA COUNTY (WAOW)-- A two vehicle car crash has left one dead and another injured.  The accident happened Wednesday night around 9:45 p.m.  in the city of Manawa in Waupaca County.

The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department says the crash occurred just south of the City of Manawa on STH 22, one-tenth of a mile north of Cemetery Road.

Authorities say the crash claimed the life of a 16 year-old Manawa male, who was driving a car southbound that crossed the centerline and was struck by a northbound pick-up truck.  The truck was driven by an 18 year-old Waupaca man who was transported to the New London Family Medical Center and later flown to a valley hospital with unspecified injuries. 

Both drivers were the only occupants of their vehicles.

The Waupaca Sheriff's Department was assisted at the scene by the Manawa Police, Area Ambulance and Fire Departments.  

The crash remains under investigation.  The names will not be released until the families are notified.

This is the first fatal crash of 2010 for Waupaca County.

Online Reporter: Jill Courtney

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