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Two dead in collision between car, semi in Columbia County

Sheboygan County Sheriff
Posted at 9:02 AM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 18:56:00-04

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP/TMJ4) — Sheriff’s officials say two teenagers from Sheboygan were killed when their car collided with a semi in Columbia County.

The crash happened about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Town of Marcellon near Pardeeville.

Deputies arriving at the scene found the two occupants of the car, ages 15 and 17, had died.

The semi driver was injured and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The driver was identified as William Sheldon Butcher, 27 of Eau Claire. The names of the 17-year-old and 15-year-old males in the 2009 Pontiac G6 are not being identified at this time, because they are under 18 years old.

Authorities say the car was eastbound on Highway 33 and collided head-on with the westbound semi. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol are investigating.

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