Augusta woman killed in milk truck crash in Holmen

Holmen (WQOW) —The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office said an Augusta woman was among the victims in a fatal crash north of Holmen on Saturday.

Julie Macomber, 70, of Augusta, and Guo Song Lu, 72, of Holmen died in the crash at the intersection of Highway 53 and Sylvester Road shortly before 3 p.m.

According to the Sgt. Michael Valencia, a milk hauler driven by Brian Lee of La Crosse, was northbound on Highway 53 when a vehicle driven by Lu pulled out from Sylvester Road. The two vehicles collided. While Lu’s vehicle stopped along a guardrail, the milk hauler continued northbound. It crossed over the center line and hit the vehicle driven by Macomber head on.

As the truck went through a guardrail, it was hit by a fourth vehicle driven by Paul Weir of Galesville. The hauler continued over an embankment where it overturned.

Both Lu and Macomber died at the scene. Neither Lee or Weir were injured.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently an Evening Anchor/Producer.

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