Two women die in Eau Claire crash

EAU CLAIRE (WKBT) — Two Eau Claire women died Sunday in a multi-vehicle crash near the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire.

Elaine Lambrecht, 81, and Mary A. Socha, 61, were killed in a crash in the westbound lanes of E. Clairemont Avenue at University Avenue, according to the Eau Claire Police Department.

Police responded to the crash at about 1:20 p.m. Sunday to find two vehicles severely damaged. Lambrecht, who was in one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Socha was removed from the other vehicle. She was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The cause and circumstances of the crash are still under investigation, and the Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting with crash reconstruction.

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