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UPDATE: Driver in HW 29 crash in fair condition


Authorities say a 20-year-old woman who drove into the rear of a stalled tour bus on state Highway 29 last weekend was hospitalized in fair condition Monday.

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department said the crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after the bus had broken down on the side of the highway about 15 miles west of Shawano.

Hannah Voelz of Leopolis, the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Impala that hit the bus, was flown to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. A hospital spokeswoman said she was in fair condition Monday.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, Capt. Tom Tuma said Monday..

The bus, owned by Wausau woman, was not carrying passengers at the time, Tuma said.

Eastbound Highway 29 was shut down for more than an hour following the crash, the sheriff's department said



According to a press release from the Shawano County Sheriff's Department, the jaws of life were used to remove 20-year-old Hannah Voelz from her vehicle after it struck a motor coach tour bus that had broken down on the side of the highway.

Voelz was taken to Shawano Medical Center and then flown to Theda Clark Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Authorities say State Highway 29 east was shut down for more than an hour after the crash.

The cause is still under investigation.

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