City Times Staff
SARATOGA — A Marshfield man has died, with a Nekoosa woman suffering serious injuries after a fatal car accident on Saturday.
According to a news release from the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Department, on Aug. 5, at approximately 3:58 a.m. authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area of State Highway 13 near Evergreen Ave. in the Town of Saratoga. Investigators would find that southbound vehicle crossed over the center line, striking a northbound vehicle, which injured both drivers.
The northbound driver, identified as 21-year-old Marshfield native Tyler Manthe, was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield with serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead on 11:20 a.m. Manthe was not believed to be wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The southbound driver, identified as 23-year-old Nekoosa native Taylor Owczynsky, required extraction equipment to be removed fro her vehicle. She was taken to Riverview Hospital where her condition is unknown at this time.
The accident closed State Highway 13 for a period of time. While this incident remains under investigation, alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Responding agencies and emergency services include the Wood Co. Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, Nekoosa Fire Department, Wood Co. Rescue, Spirit Air, and Saratoga First Responders.