One dead in car crash in Onalaska

One person has died in a car crash in Onalaska.

It happened around 3:10 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sand Lake Road and Main Street.

When first responders arrived on scene, they found two heavily damaged vehicles and a utility pole severed at its base.

One of the drivers was unresponsive in the driver’s seat.

Onalaska Police officers and the driver of the second vehicle did CPR on the person until the Onalaska Fire Department arrived.

Three people were taken to Gundersen Health. The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The other two people involved were being treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Onalaska Police.

The names of the people involved are being withheld until family is notified. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Onalaska Police at (608) 781-9550.

Main Street between 11th Ave. to Sand Lake Road remain closed for more than 5 hours while crews completed utility repairs.

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