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Fatal crash closes US 51


January 29, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

WHILE the road had since reopened, a truck drives past a sign marking U.S. 51's closure following a fatal two-vehicle accident Sunday morning.

OMA, Wis. - A 45-year-old woman was dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 51 near County CC in Oma Sunday morning.

A 32-year-old man involved in the crash was taken to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Iron County Sheriff's Department, a car driven the 45-year-old woman crossed the center line on U.S. 51 at 2:56 a.m. Sunday and was hit by the 32-year-old man's vehicle.

The woman was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation news release. But alcohol may have been a factor, a...

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