53-year-old killed in Columbia County crash

53-year-old killed in Columbia County crash
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A fatal car crash closed down a portion of State Highway 33 near I-90-94 Sunday afternoon, according to a statement by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on the highway just after 3 p.m., according to the statement.Moments later, a second call reported a two-vehicle crash in the township of Caledonia. The two calls were later determined to be related.

Deputies said 53-year-old Brent Pigorsch crossed the centerline with his SUV and hit a car being driven by 53-year-old Kirk E. Jiannacopoulos of Portage. Jiannacopoulos was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pigorsch was injured and taken to the hospital.

Highway 33 remained closed for hours after the crash, opening back up just after 8 p.m.The cause was still under investigation Monday.