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Two-vehicle crash in Shawano Co. stops trafficSubmitted: 04/19/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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dhagen@wjfw.com

Two-vehicle crash in Shawano Co. stops traffic
BIRNAMWOOD - A semi-truck hit a car trying to cross Hwy 45 in Birnamwood Friday morning. The semi then smashed into a building and the car caught fire.

Employees from the Dollar General Store across the street were among the first to act. Assistant store manager Tammy Uttecht immediately called 911.

"One of our delivery drivers ran out with his fire extinguisher to try to extinguish the car," said Uttecht. "I saw a bunch of people running to help the gentleman out of the car."


The Shawano County Sherriff's Office responded and closed the highway for about twenty minutes. The Birnamwood Fire Department directed traffic.

Sherriff's Deputy Bill Beaumier talked to both drivers before ambulances took them away.

"Last I saw I do not believe we have any life threatening injuries and they were both transported by Birnamwood and Wittenberg ambulances to Aspirus Wausau [Hospital]," said Dep. Beaumier.

The drivers were the only two people in the vehicles. Dep. Beaumier does not believe either driver had been drinking but plans to follow up Saturday.


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