Marathon County sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle with four people slid across a center-line, and was hit broadside by another vehicle with only a driver inside. The three people in the first vehicle died, and the other two were taken to a Wausau hospital with undisclosed injuries. The crash happened around 8:30 Thursday morning on Marathon County Trunk “K” in the town of Maine, northeast of Wausau. It’s under investigation, and the State Patrol is reconstructing the accident scene.
Authorities said it was among numerous crashes in the area. Central Wisconsin had around three inches of snow Wednesday night through Thursday mid-morning. One-and-a-half to four-and-a-half inches fell in northern, central, and southwest parts of the Badger State.