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Victim of fatal Rusk County crash identified

UPDATE
Rusk County (WQOW) – The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the name of the person killed in a crash Tuesday in Rusk County.

According to the State Patrol, Richard Smith, 28, from Bruce was west on Highway 8 when he lost control and hit a 64-year-old woman from Chetek head-on. That woman is expected to be OK.

Icy conditions may have played a part in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

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Posted 11/19/2019
Rusk County (WQOW) –
 One person was killed and another injured in a head-on crash in Rusk County Tuesday morning.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the crash happened at 7:52 a.m. on Highway 8 near Weyerhaeuser.

The State Patrol says a 28-year-old man from Bruce was west on Highway 8 when he lost control and hit a 64-year-old woman from Chetek head-on.

The man from Bruce was killed, and the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. She is expected to be OK.

Icy conditions may have played a part in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

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