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2 hurt in Shawano Co. crash

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SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) -- Two people are critically hurt after their pickup truck crashed into a tree in the Town of Green Valley early Saturday morning.

According to Shawano County Sheriff's deputies, the crash happened around 4:45am on Pulcifer Road just north of Hwy. 22.

Deputies responded and found the two critically injured occupants in the vehicle. The jaws of life were used to extricate them.

The driver was a 17 year old woman from Gillett. The passenger was a 20 year old man from Gillett. Neither were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

While transporting one of the patients, a Gillett ambulance struck a deer on Hwy. 22 near Cedar Road. They were able to continue to the hospital.

Because of the extent of injuries, both occupants were transferred by helicopter to area trauma centers.

Authorities say alcohol and inattentive driving appear to be factors in the crash. It remains under investigation.

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