PESHTIGO, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman is dead after her car was hit by a Delta County Ambulance in Peshtigo, Wis.
The Marinette County Sheriff reports that they were called to the scene at 10:45 a.m. CST Tuesday.
The sheriff says a 76–year–old Peshtigo woman pulled out from Access Road 3 onto US–41 and was hit broadside by the ambulance. The car came to rest in the highway’s northbound lanes while the ambulance crossed the median, both lanes, and stopped on the Canadian National Railroad tracks.
The woman and her dog, also traveling in the car, were killed in the crash.
The ambulance was transporting a patient in non–emergency mode. The driver was injured and was taken, along with the patient and one other medical personnel, to Bay Area Medical Center for treatment.
The deceased woman’s name is not being released until family members are notified.
A Canadian National freight train, heading south, was delayed due to the crash.
Northbound traffic was detoured onto Flame Road to Old Peshtigo Road. Southbound traffic was detoured onto Country Meadows Road.
The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff and Wisconsin State Patrol.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Peshtigo Fire Department, Marinett Rescue Squad, Bay Area Medical Center paramedics, Wisconsin State Patrol, Peshtigo and Marinette Police Departments, Marinette County Highway Commission and the Marinette County Coroner.