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Stevens Point man dies after crash in Manitowoc County

Authorities say a Fond du Lac man was injured in the crash
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Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:39 PM CDT
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MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 6/9:

A 24-year-old Stevens Point man has died after a crash on I-43 in Manitowoc County Tuesday.

The driver’s name was not released.

The crash happened at 9:44 a.m. The State Patrol was called to I-43 NB at mile marker 138 near Cleveland.

The State Patrol says the Stevens Point man was traveling north at a high rate of speed when he hit a vehicle driven by a 65-year-old Fond du Lac man.

Both drivers lost control of their vehicles and traveled through the median across the southbound lanes of I-43.

The Fond du Lac man’s vehicle came to rest on the southbound shoulder.

The Stevens Point man’s vehicle hit a tree in the southbound ditch.

The Stevens Point man was taken to a Green Bay hospital where he died.

The Fond du Lac man was treated and released at the scene.

The State Patrol is investigating the crash.

INITIAL REPORT

Authorities say one person has been hospitalized for life threatening injuries following a crash Tuesday morning near Cleveland in Manitowoc County.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, multiple departments were called to northbound I-43 at 9:44 a.m. for a two vehicle crash in the Township of Centerville.

There, authorities say they found a 24-year-old Stevens Point man had been traveling northbound on I-43 in a 2006 SAAB 9-3 when he crashed into a 2011 Ford Fiesta, driven by a 65-year-old Fond du Lac man.

As a result of the collision, the State Patrol says both drivers lost control of their vehicles, traveled through the median, and across the southbound lanes of I-43.

The Ford Fiesta stopped on the southbound shoulder, while the SAAB hit a tree in the southbound ditch before stopping.

The Stevens Point man is recovering from life-threatening injuries in Green Bay, while the Fond du Lac man was treated and released at the scene, according to the State Patrol.

Authorities haven’t released the names of those involved in the crash as of this time.

The incident is still being investigated.

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