1 killed, 1 injured in Marathon Co. buggy crash

Crash happened Tuesday night

A 73-year-old woman has died and her 71-year-old husband is in critical condition after their buggy collided with a pickup truck near Athens.

The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town of Johnson.

Investigators said Daniel Beiler of rural Athens was driving the buggy, and his wife, Mary Beiler, died at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office said a preliminary investigation indicates the buggy may have failed to stop at a stop sign or may have failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign.

WSAW-TV reported that investigators are working to determine if the buggy driver will be cited.

The driver of the pickup was not hurt.

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