Victims identified in fatal Portage Co. crash

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Portage Co. (WAOW) — Officials are releasing new details into a fatal crash in Portage Co Saturday.

It happened on Highway 10 between County Highway R and County Highway J around 4:58 pm. Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s department, 39-year-old Joel Kiedrowski of Stockton was heading westbound on Highway 10. They say he passed a Toyota Rav-4 and sideswiped it before crossing the center turn lane and heading into oncoming traffic.

Officials say Kiedrowski then hit a pick-up truck head on. 63-year-old Thomas Swanson, the driver of the pick-up, suffered severe injuries.

Police say 50-year-old Kathleen Pedersen, the passenger of the Rav-4 suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Kiedrowski was pronounced dead at the scene.

Courtney Terlecki

Courtney Terlecki

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