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Names Released in Fatal Crash in Holmen


TOWN OF HOLLAND, Wisconsin (WXOW)- We now know the names of the two men killed Thursday in a one car accident near Holmen.

The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department has identified them as Ethan Anderson and Samuel Haug, both 21-years-old and from Holmen.

According to the Sheriff's Department both men were drinking.

Officers say Haug had a blood alcohol of .198 and Anderson had a blood alcohol of .207. 

Investigators say Anderson was driving when he lost control on County Highway XX.  The vehicle rolled multiple times.  Haug was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.


TOWN OF HOLLAND, Wisconsin (WXOW)- Two men are dead in a one car accident near Holmen.

The La Crosse County Sheriff's Department identifies the men only as two 21-year-olds.  The department statement says the men's names will be released Friday.

According to preliminary reports, their car was northbound on County XX when it crossed the center line and left the road.  The vehicle rolled multiple times.  During the crash, the passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle.  The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, remained in the vehicle.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Sheriff's Department is also trying to determine if the crash occurred late Wednesday or early Thursday.  The crash was discovered and called into authorities shortly after 6am Thursday morning. 

According to the department statement, alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash.


HOLMEN, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Two men were killed in a single vehicle rollover accident on County Road XX in Holmen early Thursday.

Police say the accident happen a little after six this morning.

Police said their preliminary findings show the car went off the road near Briggs Road and into a field, where it rolled multiple times.

Authorities believe excessive speed was a factor.

No names have been released at this time.

News 19 has a reporter at the scene gathering information.

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