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A crash with two fatalities occurred on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 on STH 17 near CTH CCC in the Town of Russell.  The accident occurred on the bridge over Prairie River.

An investigation revealed Alice Peterson, 59, of Gleason, Wisconsin was traveling southbound on STH 17 when she crossed the center line and entered into the northbound lane of traffic just north of CTH CCC.  Her vehicle then struck a northbound vehicle, causing a head-on collision.  The northbound vehicle was driven by Alissa Sosnovske, 22, of Gleason, Wisconsin.  There were no additional passengers in the vehicles.

The reason for the crash, such as why Alice Peterson crossed the center line, remains under investigation according to Lt. Grant Peterson of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.