UPDATE: 1 person dead after car crash in Wood Co. - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: 1 person dead after car crash in Wood Co.


According to officials, one person is dead after a car crash in Wood County. They said it happened in the township of Saratoga around 12:30 Sunday afternoon.

According to sheriff's officials, a car traveling northbound on Highway 73 failed to negotiate a curve and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a vehicle traveling southbound hauling a trailer.

The driver of the car traveling northbound, who the sheriff's office has identified as 30-year-old Tyler Hoffman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the other car, Keith and Janet Hansen, were not seriously injured.


A car crash in Wood County has blocked all lanes of traffic on Highway 73 at Highway 13 near Wisconsin Rapids.

The notification came in around 12:38 p.m.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, they expect lanes to be blocked for two hours.

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