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Two teenagers killed, a third injured, in head-on collision in Buffalo County

Crash between jeep and van on a Buffalo County highway leads to deaths of two teenagers



A head-on crash in Buffalo County has killed two teenagers who were in a van that collided with a jeep.

The accident happened early Monday night on County Road M in the Town of Buffalo.

One of the vehicles crossed the center line, but investigators don’t know which vehicle went into the other lane.

Three teens were in the van. A 15-year-old girl was dead at the scene, and a 16-year-old boy was later declared dead at a hospital, while an older boy also went to the hospital.

The jeep was driven by a 51-year-old woman who was alone in the vehicle, and had minor injuries. One person in the van had to be freed using air bags.

High speed and the failure to wear seatbelts are considered factors in the injuries and deaths.

It was the first fatal highway crash of the year in Buffalo County, where there were two traffic deaths in both 2021 and ’22.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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