Algoma woman killed in crash on Highway 172 ramp

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A 34-year-old Algoma woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on the State Highway 172 eastbound ramp to I-43 northbound Wednesday morning.

At about 8:53 a.m., the Brown County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover in the area.

The Sheriff's Office says the woman was traveling in the inside lane when a vehicle next to her van tried to merge into her lane.

The victim lost control of her van and went into a ditch.

The van rolled and the woman was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim had no passengers in her van.

The vehicle that had attempted to merge into the victim's lane stopped and officials obtained a statement from the driver.

The ramp was fully closed for about 90 minutes. All lanes were open by 11:30 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Brown County Sheriff's Office Reconstruction Unit.

No names were released.

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