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UPDATE: Woman dies after SUV hits semi in Vilas Co. crash

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UPDATE: Vilas County authorities say the woman involved in a crash last week involving an SUV and a semi truck has died from her injuries.

They say 55-year-old Patty Hanson of New Auburn died days after her 2007 Dodge Durango crossed the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and County Highway H in Boulder Junction.

The driver of the semi truck was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.


A woman was taken to the hospital after her SUV hit a semi truck in Vilas County, sheriff's officials said.

According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, the crash happened just after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 51 at County Highway H in Boulder Junction. According to Lt. Jeff Schaub, a 2007 Dodge Durango crossed the intersection, hitting the semi.

The 55-year-old female driver of the Durango was airlifted to Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. The 45-year-old male driver of the semi was treated and released, Schaub said.

Traffic was shut down while the scene was cleared, Schaub said.

The names of those involved have not been released.

The crash is under investigation.

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