STODDARD, Wis (WXOW) - UPDATE: The Vernon County Sheriff's Department reports two people were killed in a crash south of Stoddard Tuesday afternoon.
The department said a vehicle driven by 70-year-old Robert Williams of Stoddard was traveling northbound trying to pass another car on Highway 35 when it struck a car traveling southbound. That car was driven by 55-year-old Margaret Springborn of DeSoto.
Williams died at the scene. Springborn died later at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
Both victims were wearing seatbelts.
Sheriff John Spears says the crash is a deadly reminder to be extra cautious in dangerous conditions. ------------------------------------------- STODDARD, Wis. (WXOW) - One man is dead in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Stoddard.
The crash happened along Highway 35 south of the village when a vehicle headed north tried to pass another vehicle. The northbound vehicle then crashed into a southbound car.
The 72-year-old man driving the northbound vehicle was killed in the crash.
The other driver, identified by the Vernon County Sheriff's Department as a woman in her 60's, was taken by ambulance to a La Crosse hospital in critical condition.
The Sheriff's Department didn't identify either driver.
This is the second fatal crash in Vernon County in April. Both have involved cars trying to pass another vehicle along Highway 35.
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