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Decorah Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Mississippi River

A Decorah man is one of two drivers killed in a head-on crash Sunday near the Mississippi River.

The Crawford County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office says the wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 18 in the Township of Bridgeport, between the bridges of Marquette, Iowa, and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  An investigation determined that 43-year-old Tracy Larson of Prairie du Chien was driving a Cadillac Escalade eastbound and collided head on with the Chevrolet 2500HD truck driven west by 36-year-old Luke Hackman of Decorah.

As a result of the crash, Hackman and Larson were fatally injured. An adult female and two young children in Hackman’s vehicle escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff Dale McCullick says the highway was closed for approximately four and a half hours for the Wisconsin State Patrol to reconstruct the crash scene, which remains under investigation. 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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