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Wauzeka man killed in crash

Wauzeka man killed in crash

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POSTED June 28, 2017 10:23 a.m.

A Wauzeka man is dead following a head-on accident with a semi-tractor trailer on Highway 61 just south of Greenwood Road in Fennimore Township early Tuesday morning.

Lee Steinhorst, 33, was traveling northbound at approximately 4:15 a.m. in a 2003 Dodge Caravan when he crossed the centerline into the southbound lane of traffic, colliding head-on with the tractor trailer being operated by David Olson, 61, of Houston, Minn., according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicles came to rest in the roadway.

Steinhorst was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner.

Olson was not injured.

Assisting at the scene were the Boscobel and Fennimore Police, Fennimore Fire and EMS, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The vehicles were removed by Doan's Auto Body of Fennimore and Kieler Service Center of Kieler.

This accident remains under investigation.

This is the third fatal crash in Grant County in 2017.

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