UPDATE: 1 dead in crash near Wittenberg

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MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 71-year-old man is dead after a crash on State Highway 49 near Wittenberg. A deputy at the scene says a 78-year-old woman was flown from the scene and is in critical condition.

Photo taken on the scene of a crash near Wittenberg on Oct. 14, 2019. (WSAW Photo)

The deputy says the car they were in was heading north when it rear-ended a fully-loaded potato truck. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

According to an alert from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, all lanes of State Highway 49 at Siding Road are closed.

Stay with NewsChannel 7 for the very latest on this still-developing story.