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Officials ID woman killed in head-on collision involving car, 2 semis

PORTAGE, Wis. - One person was killed Saturday morning after a car crashed into two semitrucks in the town of Caledonia, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. 

Officers responded to a report of a crash at approximately 11:31 a.m., according to a news release. Police said a car had exited off of I-39 northbound and attempted to turn left onto Highway 33 when it struck a semitruck traveling east on the highway. 

The passenger car and semitruck then entered the westbound lane of Highway 33, striking a westbound semitruck.

Authorities said each semitruck had a passenger in it, in addition to the driver. The driver of the passenger car was transported via Medflight to UW-Madison Hospital. The passenger of the car, 84-year-old Marlene A. Stangl, of Aurora, Illinois, died at the scene. The occupants of the semis were transported to Divine Savior Hospital for treatment.


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