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Highway 8 crash sends two drivers to hospitalSubmitted: 09/12/2017
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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Highway 8 crash sends two drivers to hospital
TOWN OF BRADLEY - An elderly woman caused a two-car crash north of Tomahawk on Tuesday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Highway 8 and County Y around 11 a.m. in the Town of Bradley.  An 81-year-old woman turning from Highway 8 onto County Y took the turn too wide and crashed into an SUV sitting at a stop sign.

The elderly woman and a 77-year-old man driving the other car were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


Tomahawk Fire Chief John Peeters says fast drivers on Highway 8 made cleanup efforts stressful.

"It makes it very unsafe," Peeters said of passing cars. "You know, we've got people walking around here concentrating on what they're doing and don't realize there are cars coming through."

The 81-year-old woman received a citation from the Wisconsin State Patrol. It took crews about an hour to clear the scene.

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