Names released in Highway 73 crash
By Rapids City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Officials have released the name of a woman who died in an early-morning crash on July 30 in Wood County.
The crash occurred at 2 a.m. on State Highway 73 at Seventh Drive in the Wood County town of Rome.
According to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Bonnie Obrien, 57, of Nekoosa, was driving east on Highway 73 and failed to negotiate a curve at Seventh Drive. The vehicle left the roadway on the south side of Highway 73, struck a driveway embankment, and was airborne for a short distance.
Obrien was airlifted to the Marshfield Medical Center by the Spirit helicopter. Laurie Oleson, 58, of Wisconsin Rapids was pronounced dead on the scene.
The State Patrol is assisting the Rome Police Department in investigating the crash.