News: Lynn Crash Victims Die #2 (22 Aug 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Mitchell, Tichey, Griffith, Ruetten

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 8/22/2012

Lynn Crash Victims Die (22 August 2012)

Two more victims have died from injuries resulting from an August 5, 2012 crash on USH 10 in the Township of Lynn.

On Sunday, August 5, 2012, at about 5:15 p.m. the Clark County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a two-vehicle head-on collision on USH 10 near Catlin Avenue. The initial investigation indicates a westbound vehicle, driven by Diane C. Mitchell, 69, of Granton, crossed into the east-bound lane, striking a vehicle head-on. Mitchell was killed instantly and a passenger in her vehicle, Donna R. Tichey, 69, of Black River Falls, received serious injury. Tichey was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, until her passing around 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2012.

The east-bound vehicle driven by Ramona E. Griffith, 57, Marshfield, and a passenger, Catherine E. Ruetten, 90, of Marshfield, both initially received incapacitating injuries and were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of their injuries. On Friday, August 10, 2012, Ruetten passed away from her injuries.

Investigation is continuing by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. The Granton Fire Department, Granton First Responders, Neillsville ambulance, spirit of Marshfield and Marshfield Fire and Rescue all assisted at the scene.

These are the fifth and sixth traffic fatalities in Clark County for 2012.



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