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UPDATE: Names released in fatal two vehicle crash near Holmen

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Authorities have released the names of the people involved in Tuesday's fatal crash near Holmen.

The La Crosse County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Melissa Ann Woten died in the crash. 46-year-old John C. Rinartz, 26-year-old David J. Hatch, and Woten's six-year-old daughter were injured. Woten was a resident of Trempealeau, and previously a resident of Racine.

Chief Deputy Jeffrey Wolf of the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office said that the vehicles, a Ford Focus and a Jeep Liberty collided head-on north of the intersection of County Road V and W Olson Road around 3:38 p.m Tuesday, August 8.

Based on their investigation, the northbound Jeep, driven by Rinartz, appears to have crossed over the center line and collided with the Focus driven by Hatch.

Woten was a front passenger in the Ford Focus, her six-year-old daughter in the back seat.

Rinartz had non-critical injuries. 

The three people injured were transported by Tri-State Ambulance to either Gundersen Health System or Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting in the reconstruction of the crash.

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