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New details in fiery Door County crash

Highway 42 was closed for about two hours while crews cleared the scene.
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Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 5:19 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT
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DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 7/31:

The Door County Sheriff's Office has released additional details about a fiery crash in Gibraltar.

The crash happened July 29, just before 9 p.m. Crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 42 south of Cottage Road.

Emergency crews arrived to find a vehicle on fire and occupants trapped inside.

Gibraltar Fire and Rescue put out the flames. The occupants were rescued from the fiery vehicle.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says the initial investigation shows a 50-year-old Green Bay man was traveling north on the highway when he crossed the center line and hit a southbound SUV head-on.

The Green Bay man was taken to Door County Medical Center and then airlifted to a Green Bay hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The SUV driver, a 48-year-old Green Bay woman, was taken to Door County Medical Center. Two of her passengers were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

The highway was closed for several hours for crash scene investigation.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says the crash is under investigation. No names were released.

INITIAL REPORT

One person was airlifted to a hospital after a fiery crash in Door County Wednesday night.

At about 9 p.m., Gibraltar Fire and Rescue was called to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 42 and Cottage Row.

Gibraltar crews say they arrived to find one of the vehicles on fire. The occupants had escaped prior to their arrival.

The occupants were transported to Door County Medical Center for treatment. One patient was airlifted to the hospital by Eagle III.

No identifying information was released about the victims.

Highway 42 was closed for about two hours while crews cleared the scene.

Gibraltar is located south of Fish Creek.

PRESS RELEASE ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT HWY. 42 & COTTAGE ROW Fish Creek, WI— At...

Posted by Gibraltar Fire - Rescue Association Inc. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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