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UPDATE: Names released in fatal Portage Co. crash


UPDATE: Names have been released after a fatal crash Tuesday in the Township of Buena Vista, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Department. 

Scott Otterson, 59, of Plainfield was driving southbound on County J in a pickup truck when an SUV driven by 31-year-old Elizabeth Weber of Davenport, Iowa was eastbound on County N, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Department.

Weber failed to stop and entered the intersection, striking the pickup truck on the passenger side, the sheriff's department said.

Sheriffs said Otterson died in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. A toxicology report is pending, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Department.


According to the Portage County Sheriffs Department, one man is dead after a two-car crash in the Township of Buena Vista.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff's officials said a 59-year-old man from Waushara County was hit at the intersection of County Highway J and N, when a 31-year-old woman from Davenport, Iowa, driving a SUV failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the passenger side of the man's pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman driving the SUV was transported to Saint Michael's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

The intersection was closed for four hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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