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UPDATE: Some traffic now moving after head-on Oneida Co. crash causes injuries, stopped traffic on Highway 8Submitted: 11/16/2018
ONEIDA COUNTY - One lane of traffic started moving on Highway 8 again late Friday morning between Tomahawk and Rhinelander.  A head-on crash had brought the highway to a standstill and injured at least two people.

The crash happened near Memorial Forest Road. The Wisconsin DOT set up a detour using Highway 51 and County Highway K in Oneida County.

Newswatch 12's Adriana Michelle, who is on scene at the crash, said she saw two totaled cars on site. Around 10:30 a.m., she saw emergency responders using the "Jaws of Life" on one car.

Oneida County dispatch called the Oneida County Sheriff's Office, Woodboro First Responders, Nokomis First Responders, and Crescent First Responders to the site, with Newbold First Responders helping with traffic flow.


Dispatchers indicated there were multiple injuries, and police scanner traffic referenced taking at least one patient to Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander.

We don't know exactly how many people are injured or the severity of their injuries.

This story will be updated.

Story By: Ben Meyer
Photo By: Adriana Michelle

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