UPDATE: 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Monroe Co. Crash

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

The Monroe Sheriff's Department says one person has died an another was critically injured after a three-car accident Friday morning.

A grass fire in the area made it so hazy visibility was reduced to 20 feet in some areas.

According to WKBT-TV, a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Suzanne Becker swerved to miss a vehicle, then ran into the back of another vehicle driven by 34-year-old Melisa Mundo. Becker and Mundo exited their vehicles after the crash. A third vehicle, driven by 57-year-old David Peiper, ran into the back of Becker's vehicle, pushing it into both Becker and Mundo.

Mundo died at the scene from her injuries.

Becker was sent by ambulance to Tomah Memorial Hospital, and later flown to a hospital in Marshfield with potentially life threatening injuries.

Peiper sustained minor injuries.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation closed State Highway 173 from State Highway 21 to State Highway 80, northeast of Tomah.

Cranfest in Warrens started Friday.

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