UPDATE: La Crosse authorities release names in fatal County V car accident

La Crosse authorities have released the names of those involved in the head-on accident Tuesday afternoon in the Town of Holland.

La Crosse County Sheriff's Office was called to a head-on collision on County Highway V, in the Town of Holland around 3:30 p.m. on August 8.

A Jeep Liberty, traveling north on County Highway V, appears to have crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford Focus.

Melissa Ann Woten, 28, of Trempealeau, the passenger in the front seat of the Ford Focus, was pronounced dead at the scene. David J. Hatch, 26, the driver of the car and a 6-year-old passenger in the back seat, were both injured in the crash.

The driver of the Jeep Liberty, John C. Rinartz, 46, was also injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office in reconstructing the accident as it remains under investigation.

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