WOOD CO., Wis. (WAOW) – Two people were killed Wednesday morning and two others injured after a truck-on-truck collision near Nekoosa.
Wisconsin State Patrol says the accident happened at approximately 10:28AM Wednesday.
The accident happened near the intersection of highways 173 and GG.
At the time, the Wood County Highway Department was on 173 doing repairs.
The driver of a box truck, travelling east, moved into the westbound lane of traffic to avoid road crews. That’s when police say they struck a dump truck travelling west.
Both drivers were killed at the scene, and the only occupants of either vehicle.
The box truck driver is only identified as a 45 year old from Custer, WI while the dump truck was driven by a 57 year old male from Wisconsin Rapids.
The investigation is ongoing.