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Driving Too Fast Causes Four Car Crash in Washington County

On Sunday, December 4 at 9:54 AM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a multi-vehicle crash on I-41 near Cedar Creek Rd. in the Town of Polk. Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel from the Slinger Fire Department and Lifestar Rescue were subsequently dispatched to the scene.  

An on-scene investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling north driven by an 18-year-old Neenah woman lost control and struck a guardrail. A second northbound vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old Manitowoc woman, attempted to avoid the collision, lost control, slid through the grassy median, and entered the southbound lanes.

The Manitowoc woman was hit by a southbound vehicle driven by a 33-year-old South Milwaukee woman. A fourth vehicle, driven by a 75-year-old Glendale woman, swerved to avoid the southbound collision and struck a southbound guardrail.

Two of the drivers were transported to area hospitals by ambulance for what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

A thin layer of snow/slush was beginning to accumulate on the roadway at the time of the crash.

I-41 southbound was closed for 90 minutes during the crash investigation and clean-up. 

According to emergency officials, driving too fast for the conditions appears to be the main contributing factor to the crash.

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