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2 teens killed in head-on crash with semi in Columbia County

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities have released the name of the semi driver involved in a fatal crash near Pardeeville Wednesday morning.

According to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Eau Claire resident William Butcher, 27, was transported to the Aspire St. Claire Hospital after a head-on collision between his semi and another car.

The car's driver and passenger, two teenage boys from Sheboygan, both died in the crash. Authorities have not released their names due to their ages.


COLUMBIA COUNTY (WKOW) -- Two teens died in a head-on crash between a car and a semi-truck in the township of Marcellon Wednesday night, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

It happened at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 33 and Polinske Road.

When deputies and Wisconsin State Patrol troopers arrived they found a car and a semi-truck crashed head-on.

The two people in the car, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old from Sheboygan, were dead. The driver of the semi, from Eau Claire, had minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The investigation continues into which vehicle was possibly traveling in the wrong lane.

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