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Two men dead and three children injured in Washington Co. Crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two men are dead and three children hurt after a head-on crash in the Township of Jackson Sunday night. 

The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, near County NN and County Highway M, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A preliminary investigation showed the first vehicle heading eastbound on County Highway NN veered into the westbound lane and hit the second vehicle head-on.

The driver of the first vehicle was immediately pronounced dead due to the extent of his injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was also pronounced dead on the scene as well. Three passengers in the second vehicle, ages 8, 10, and 16, were all taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the first vehicle is a 52-year-old man from the Town of Barton. The driver of the second vehicle is a 51-year-old man from the City of West Bend.

County Highway NN was closed to all traffic for about four hours to facilitate the investigation and clean-up. 

Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash. Weather and road conditions were not factors, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. 

This is Washington County’s second and third traffic fatalities in 2019. 

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is still investigating. 


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