3-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead in Ashland County

A vehicle entering the highway from a driveway caused the crash.

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ASHLAND COUNTY — One person was killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 2 west of Birch Hill Road around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

A Dodge Dart entered the highway from a residential driveway west of Birch Hill Road, putting it in the path of a westbound Chevrolet Equinox, according to the news release. The Equinox collided with the Dart and an eastbound GMC Sierra.

The driver of the Equinox, a 37-year-old Hurley woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger in the Sierra, a man and woman from Washburn, both 37, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Dart was driven by a 64-year-old Odanah woman with a 10-year-old passenger; neither were injured.

All of the people involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the news release.


The names of those involved in the crash have not be released.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Assisting agencies included the Iron and Ashland County sheriff’s offices, Ashland Fire Department and EMS, Ashland County Coroner, Saxon Fire Department and Odanah Rescue.

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