One dead following I-39 crash
By Gazette staff
PORTAGE COUNTY – One person has died and one was injured following an Oct. 10 morning crash.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m., the Portage County Communication Center received a report of a one-vehicle crash on I-39 northbound at mile marker No. 164.
“The vehicle drifted into the median, overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross both lanes of northbound traffic where it entered the east ditch and rolled several times,” stated a release from Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas.
“Joseph C. Lamers, a 39-year-old man from Appleton, was the driver of the vehicle. He was able to exit the vehicle on his own. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
“Rebecca M. Clasen, identified as the 73-year-old female passenger from Wisconsin Rapids, was removed from the vehicle by EMS personnel and transported to Aspirus Wausau. She later died from her injuries sustained during the crash.
The Portage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Stevens Point Police, Portage County Ambulance, Town of Hull Fire & EMS, and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
This crash remains under investigation.