TOWNSHIP OF HANSEN, Wis. (WAOW) — A New Berlin man has died from injuries sustained in a crash in Wood County Thursday morning.
The crash happened at 6:37 a.m. at a cranberry marsh on Elm Rd. in the township of Hansen, according to the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Department.
Officials arrived at the scene to find a vehicle with two people inside in a ditch, partially submerged in water. The driver sustained, and later died from, serious injuries and he stopped breathing shortly after emergency crews arrived, the release said.
The passenger was transported to Marshfield Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
According to the release, alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. It adds that it is unknown how long the two men were exposed to the weather elements before help arrived.
The crash is till under investigation and names are not being released at this time, per the release.