MARATHON COUNTY, WI — Three women died Saturday night after a two-vehicle collision on Wisconsin Highway 97 near Wassau, according to Kaukauna Community News.
The fatal wreck occurred on a stretch of the highway about a mile west of the township of Frankfort, shortly before 11:30 p.m.
An early investigation indicates two young Appleton women, aged 21 and 20, were traveling in one vehicle when it was hit by a car driven by a 38-year-old Medford woman.
Deputies with the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office said they arrived to find all three women deceased at the scene.
After the first crash, a passing motorist pulled over and got out of his vehicle in an attempt to help the victims. Shortly after, he was struck by another vehicle. Authorities said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
Multiple emergency crews and agencies responded to the scene.
As of this writing, authorities have noted the fatal crash occurred in an unlit area of the roadway during late hours. An investigation by the Marathon County Crash Reconstruction Team remains ongoing.
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