UPDATE: Oklahoma Family Killed in Wausau Accident

By: Elizabeth Schilder Email
By: Elizabeth Schilder Email

UPDATE: 2/15 at 9:40 p.m.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says three people killed in traffic accident Thursday morning north of Wausau was a family from Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Roy and Jenny Kato, both 34 along with their son, Joshua, 13 all died in the crash. The couple's 5-year-old daughter sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A 32-year-old Schofield man was also involved in the crash, but was not seriously injured.

ORIGINAL STORY: 2/14 at 12:34 p.m.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says three people have died following an accident Thursday morning on County Road K, northwest of Wausau.

The Marathon County sheriff's officials say a vehicle with four occupants slid across the centerline in the town of Maine about 8:30 a.m. Thursday and struck a second vehicle broadside. Three people in the first vehicle were killed. A fourth passenger and the driver of the second vehicle were taken to Aspirus Wausau hospital.

Reconstruction crews are still at the scene and at this time Highway K between N. 20th Ave and Decator Drive is closed, but is expected to reopen before 1 pm.

Weather is believed to be a factor, however the investigation is still ongoing.

The names of the victims will not be released until their families are notified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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