UPDATE: Crash kills 2 at Mississippi River bridge that connects Iowa-Wisconsin
UPDATE: 11/28 (11:54 a.m.) – The Crawford County, Wisc., Sheriff’s Office released the names of the two individuals who were killed in a head-on crash on US Hwy 18 at a bridge that connects Marquette, Iowa to Prairie du Chien, Wisc.
The Sheriff’s Office says two vehicles collided head-on in the area of the Township of Bridgeport around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday.
They say 43-year-old Tracy Larson of Prairie du Chien was driving eastbound in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, and 36-year-old Luke Hackman of Decorah was driving westbound in a 2007 Chevrolet 2500HD when the collision happened. The Sheriff’s Office did not indicate who crossed over the center line. Both drivers died from their injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office says there were also an adult woman and two young children inside the Chevrolet who suffered non-life threatening injuries. A friend of the Hackman family has set up a GoFundMe for them.
It took crews about 4 and a half hours to investigate the crash and clean it up. Authorities are still investigating.
(ABC 6 News) – A two-vehicle crash at a bridge over the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa left 2 people dead on Sunday morning.
According to the Crawford County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 11:22 a.m., they were notified of a crash on US Hwy 18 that involved two vehicles at the bridge that connects Prairie du Chien, Wisc., and Marquette, Iowa.
The sheriff’s office said the drivers of the two-vehicles involved were killed.
The sheriff’s office said they closed the bridge during the cleanup and investigation, but reopened it to traffic after about 4 hours. Officials initially suggested drivers avoid the area and find an alternate route.
The nearest bridges over the Mississippi River are 27 miles away in Lansing, or 60 miles away in Dubuque.
Additional details about the circumstances of the crash was expected to be released on Monday.