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Update: Name released for man killed in car-versus-semi crash near Boulder Junction Submitted: 01/19/2017
VILAS COUNTY - Update: We now who was involved in a deadly crash that happened in Boulder Junction on Tuesday.

The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 51 and County Highway H just after 3:30 in the afternoon.

68-year-old Beverly Brandl from Colby failed to stop for a stop sign on County Highway H when her minivan was struck by a semi.

She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for non-life threatening injuries.

Her passenger...77-year-old Richard Brandl...also of Colby...was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi was 63-year-old Bradley Haugen from South Range.

He was not injured.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is still investigating.
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A 77-year-old man died in a crash near Boulder Junction late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol, it happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and County Highway H.

Investigators think a van went through an intersection and hit a semi truck. 

"There was injury," said Boulder Junction Fire Chief Matthew Reuss. "The two passengers in the van had to be extricated. One was taken to Howard Young Medical Center for further care. The driver of the semi was uninjured and the second passenger in the van was pronounced dead at the scene." 

According to Wisconsin State Patrol, the driver of the van is a 68-year-old woman from Colby. Crews later took her to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for non-life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, a 77-year-old male from Colby, died in the crash. They were both wearing seat belts. 

The driver of the semi is a 63-year-old and from South Range. 

Traffic was rerouted through Boulder Junction for several hours and was reopened shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

Several units responded to the scene.

"Because we had multiple patients, we dispatched multiple ambulance units," Reuss said. "We called in resources from Arbor Vitae for traffic control, and we called Manitowish Waters for help in extrication and ambulance service as well as Medic 5 out of Howard Young."

The State Patrol and the Vilas County Sheriff's Office will investigate the crash.

Police will not release the names until the families are notified. 


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