1 dead, others critical after head-on crash on Highway 141

MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A crash on Highway 141 between Pound and Crivitz killed a 25-year-old Wausaukee man and left other crash victims with critical injuries.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office says it appears the Wausaukee man crossed the center line while driving north on 141 near E. 26th Road in the town of Beaver and hit two southbound vehicles -- one of them head-on.

The Wausaukee man was alone in his car.

Two people were in the southbound car he hit head-on. They were trapped and had to be rescued from the wreckage. Their injuries appeared critical. One was airlifted by the Eagle III rescue helicopter.

Three people were in the other southbound vehicle. Two were hurt, but only one was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Names of the people involved in the crash are being withheld. This is standard procedure, particularly in fatal crashes, so family members have time to be notified first.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. That part of Highway 141 was closed for about 3 hours.

The Marinette County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation.

The sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by Brazeau, Coleman, Crivitz and Pound fire departments; Coleman, Crivitz ans Wausaukee rescue; Bay Area Medical Center paramedics; Eagle III; the Marinette County medical examiner's office, and the state Department of Natural Resources.