The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of the drivers in the fatal crash on Hwy. 8, west of Weyerhaeuser, on Tuesday morning, Nov. 19.
The 28-year-old man from Bruce was identified as Richard J. Smith. He was killed when his 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, traveling west, lost control and collided head-on with a 2014 Dodge Ram, traveling east.
The crash happened at 7:52 a.m., at Cranberry Lake Road.Smith was not wearing a seat belt and icy roads may have been a factor. Alcohol was not involved for either driver.
The driver of the Dodge was identified as Laura J. Peterson, 64, of Chetek. She was transported to a local hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. Peterson was wearing a seat belt and no tickets will be issued.