GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: All Lanes on WIS 96 near Wrightstown open following deadly crash

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THURSDAY 9/16/2021 2:12 p.m.

WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes on WIS 96 near Wrightstown have reopened following a crash between a pick-up truck and a dump truck which resulted in one person dying and two people being injured.

The crash which occurred on Thursday morning closed all of the lanes on WIS 96 at location Blake Road for nearly eight hours. More information on the crash can be found below.

One dead after crash on WIS 96 involving dump truck & pick-up, lanes remain closed

THURSDAY 9/16/2021 8:11 a.m.

WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. (WFRV) – One person is dead after a head-on crash between a dump truck and a pickup truck on Thursday morning.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the pick-up truck, who had suffered life-threatening injuries during the crash and had been flown to a local hospital, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The other two passengers in the dump truck were both taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

All of WIS 96’s lanes remain closed. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation WisDOT says traffic heading westbound can take Blake Road north to School Road west to County PP south back to WIS 96.

Eastbound traffic can take County PP north to School Rd east to Blake Road south back to WIS 96.

Local 5 will continue to update this story.

One airlifted to hospital after crash on WIS 96, highway still closed

THURSDAY 9/16/2021 7:50 a.m.

WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. (WFRV) – The crash that currently has WIS 96 closed, involved a head-on crash with a dump truck and pickup truck.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the pickup truck had to be removed from the vehicle and was flown to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There were two people inside the dump truck and both were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Brown Coun Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

ORIGINAL: Crash closes all lanes of WIS 96 near Wrightstown

THURSDAY 9/16/2021 7:37 a.m.

WRIGHTSTOWN, Wis. (WFRV) – Both directions of WIS 96 near Wrightstown are closed due to a crash.

According to officials, the incident happened around 6:30 a.m. and all of WIS 96’s lanes are closed. The incident also reportedly happened at Blake Road and WIS 96.

The closure is expected to last over two hours.

There was no information on the cause of the accident.

Local 5 will continue to update this story.

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