FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

UPDATE: 18-year-old crossed center line hit vehicle head-on, one airlifted to hospital

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FRIDAY 4/16/2021 10:10 a.m.

FREEDOM, Wis. (WFRV) – The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on was transported via helicopter to a hospital.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office says, the 18-year-old driver, who is from Seymour, was driving with three teenagers between 13 and 15 years old. The passengers all sustained non-life-threatening but significant injuries and were transported to a hospital as well.

The vehicle that was hit was driven by a 53-year-old female from Appleton and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The road is still closed for accident reconstruction and clean-up. The crash is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL: Helicopter needed for head-on car crash near Freedom, County C closed

FRIDAY 4/16/2021 8:53 a.m.

FREEDOM, Wis. (WFRV) – A medical helicopter was needed after a two-vehicle car crash near Freedom.

First responders are on the scene, there is no information on the cause of the crash.

Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office says there were no fatalities and that juveniles were involved in the accident. Both vehicles had ‘severe’ damage. Those involved in the accident are currently in the hospital.

Authorities say none of the passengers have life-threatening injuries but some injuries are described as serious. The incident reportedly happened around 7:30 a.m.

County C is blocked both directions near the intersection of Rock Road.

Authorities are saying that four teenagers crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car driven by a woman. One of the four teenagers was airlifted to the hospital.

Alcohol is not believed to be involved in this accident, and the investigation is ongoing.

There is no further information available, Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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