Update: One killed after a cement truck collides with car


by Becky Mortensen

TOWN OF HARTFORD --- A 21-year-old Oconomowoc woman was killed yesterday in an accident on STH 83 at CTH E in the Town of Hartford.

The woman has been identified as Courtney Laack, 21, of Oconomowoc.

Police say a passenger car was being followed by a cement truck southbound on STH 83 Friday.

The passenger car signaled to turn eastbound onto CTH E. The cement truck began to pass when the car attempted to turn westbound onto Waterford Road, turning in front of the cement truck.

The truck hit the vehicle which almost immediately started on fire.

Passing motorists assisted in getting the male driver out of the vehicle and attempted to put the fire out with fire extinguishers.

Sadly, Laack remained trapped in the vehicle.

The cement truck driver was treated at the scene and released.

The driver of the car was transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford with non-life threatening injuries.

Laack was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Medical Examiner.

STH 83 was closed for more than six hours as a result of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.


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