FRIDAY, 11/3/2023 – 4:56 p.m.

OMRO, Wis. (WFRV) – One driver is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Winnebago County on Friday afternoon, marking the third death in three separate crashes in Omro in just over two weeks.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were sent to 9th Street Road near STH 116 in Omro after reports of a crash around 2:05 p.m. on November 3.

When authorities arrived, one of the drivers was found dead at the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies say the road is still closed for the investigation and cleanup but expect it to be back open around 6 p.m.

Responding agencies included:

  • Omro Police Department
  • Omro Rushford Fire Department
  • Oshkosh Fire Department
  • Winnebago County Highway Department
  • Winnebago County Medical Examiner’s Office

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Local 5 will update this story when more information is provided.

Original Story: ‘Very serious’ traffic crash in Winnebago County prompts road closure, avoid the area

FRIDAY, 11/3/2023 – 2:39 p.m.

OMRO, Wis. (WFRV) – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a very serious traffic crash in the town of Omro.

According to a Facebook post, the crash is on 9th Street Road and it will be shut down for the foreseeable future. The road will be closed between State Highway 116 and County Highway F.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and plan an alternative route until the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is done with its investigations.

No additional details were provided.