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Names released in Prairie du Chien head-on collision that killed both drivers



The names of two drivers who were killed in a head-on collision around 11:30 a.m. Sunday have been released.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said 43-year-old Tracy Jo Larson of Prairie du Chien and 36-year-old Decorah, Iowa, native Luke Hackman were killed.

Larson’s 2002 Cadillac Escalade collided with Hackman’s 2007 Chevrolet 2500 pickup on Highway 18 between the bridges connecting Prairie du Chien and Marquette, Iowa. Witnesses told the State Patrol that Larson crossed the center line, causing the head-on crash. She was alone in her vehicle.

Hackman’s wife and their two young children were passengers in the truck, and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details were released by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, which stated the highway was closed over four hours, as the Wisconsin State Patrol reconstructed the crash during its investigation, which is ongoing.

Assisting Crawford County’s sheriff’s office were Bridgeport Fire Department, Prairie du Chien Fire Department, Gundersen EMS, Gundersen Air, Crossing Rivers Health, Crawford County Highway Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Prairie du Chien Police Department, Mar Mac Police Department, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Mar Mac EMS, Monona EMS, West Grant EMS, Mar Mac Fire Department, Iowa Department of Transportation, Milo’s Towing Service, Bob’s Towing Service, and Crawford County Coroner.

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