UPDATE: Driver airlifted to hospital after crash that closed US 45

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THURSDAY 4/15/2021 1:14 p.m.

LEBANON, Wis. (WFRV) – Alcohol and speed are believed to have played a factor in the crash that closed both directions of US 45 earlier on Thursday.

According to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was airlifted via ThedaStar to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. The vehicle was traveling southbound on US 45 and entered the ditch and rolled over several times.

The crash was a one-vehicle incident, and authorities say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors.

The crash is still under investigation, and there no further information is available at this time.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: All lanes of US 45 reopened

THURSDAY 4/15/2021 9:40 a.m.

LEBANON, Wis. (WFRV) – All lanes of US 45 have been reopened near New London.

There is no information on the cause of the crash, and the incident reportedly happened just north of Crain Road and Sasse Road intersection.

Local 5 will update this story if more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL: Crash closes both directions of US 45 near New London

THURSDAY 4/15/2021 8:29 a.m.

LEBANON, Wis. (WFRV) – A crash has closed both directions of US 45 near New London.

According to officials, the incident is just north of Crain Road and Sasse Road intersection.

There is no information on the cause of the crash.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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