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UPDATE: Names released in Jackson County fatal crash

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the drivers involved in the fatal two-vehicle crash in Jackson County.

The crash happened on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. in the Town of Alma. 

Leanna Cernohous, 36, of Merrillan was transported to a hospital where she remains in critical condition. Norman Tischer, 80, of Augusta was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash with the Wisconsin State Patrol.


One person is dead and another was injured following a two-vehicle crash in Jackson County on Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at 12:05 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 in the Town of Alma north of Black River Falls. 

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said both vehicles suffered severe damage.

The driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. The person driving the other vehicle was taken to the hospital.

The sheriff's office said the highway was closed for four hours while crews investigated the crash.

Names of those involved in the crash weren't immediately released. 

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