2 dead in Richland County crash

Traffic crash still under investigation

Published On: Nov 09 2012 10:20:20 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 10 2012 09:29:49 AM CST
RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. -

Richland County sheriff's deputies are still investigating a crash that took the lives of two rural Richland County residents Friday afternoon. 

The crash happened on State Highway 80 at County Trunk Highway AA about two miles north of Richland Center. 

According to the Richland Sheriff's Department, around 4:10 p.m.  a white truck struck an automobile head-on with one vehicle landing on its top.

Richland County EMS and Richland Center Fire Department responded to the scene as well as a Med Flight helicopter from UW Hospital.

According to the Sheriff's Department, Stephen H. Rowland, 70, and Nina M. Rowland, 57, of the Town of Orion were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Lonnie L. Kreeger, 63 of Richland Center was injured but transported to Richland Hospital. 

The sheriff said that alcohol was not a factor in the crash and the investigation is still ongoing.