2 killed in Columbia County crash identified

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Two people killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday near Portage are identifed as Portage residents.

Deputies along with Divine Savior Hospital EMS and Portage Fire Department located a vehicle off County Road F and up against a tree. They found two people inside the vehicle and both appeared deceased. 

The driver is identified as 37-year-old Patrick S. Shier, 37 and the passenger was 34-year-old Angela M. Larson.

Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the accident, according to the release. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office continue to investigate the crash.