State Patrol identifies Shawano women killed in crash

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SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of two women who died in a crash in Shawano County.

The driver was identified as Bernadine M. Bartz, 74, Shawano. Her passenger was identified as Meta L. Bartz, 80, Shawano.

The State Patrol said the crash happened Nov. 15 on County Road G at County Road A, near Gresham.

The Bartz's vehicle was traveling south on County Highway A and preparing to turn right. The car failed to yield the right of way to a semi that was traveling west on County Highway G in Herman.

Bernadine and Meta Bartz were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The semi driver, Henry G. Leiskau, 56, was not hurt.

All three people were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol.

The crash remains under investigation.

Rescue crews were called to the scene at about 2:15 p.m.

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