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News: Passenger dies after rollover crash on I-39 in Portage County

by | Oct 12, 2022 | News

PORTAGE COUNTY, WI — A 73-year-old Wisconsin Rapids woman died Monday morning after a rollover wreck on Interstate 39 near northwest Stevens Point, reports Point/Plover Metro Wire.

The fatal collision occurred on the northbound lanes near mile marker 164, north of Casimir Road.

An early investigation by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office indicates a 39-year-old Appleton man was driving northbound when, for reasons still unknown, his vehicle drifted across the median, prompting him to overcorrect. The vehicle was then sent across both northbound lanes before traveling into a ditch on the east side, rolling multiple times.

Officials said the male driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was able to self-extricate from the vehicle following the wreck.

EMS crews worked to remove his female passenger before rushing her to Aspirus Wausau. She later succumbed to her injuries.

Multiple agencies, including Stevens Point police, Portage County Ambulance, Hull Fire and EMS, and the Wisconsin State Patrol, assisted the PCSO at the scene.

At this time, no pending charges or citations have been reported. An investigation remains in progress.

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