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Update:(7/25)Fatal Traffic Crash Kills One, Injures 14 in Arbor Vitae

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 51 in Arbor Vitae has left one person dead and fourteen injured. 

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office got the 911 call just after 10 am Thursday. 

A 67-year-old Minocqua woman driving north was struck by another vehicle in the same lane, driven by a 49-year-old woman from Woodruff.

The 67-year-old woman was fatally injured when her vehicle went into the opposite lane, striking a small tour bus from Beloit carrying 14 people between the ages of 40 and 85. The person killed in the crash was identified Friday morning by the Wisconsin State Patrol as Barbara C. Hilleque from Minocqua.

All thirteen passengers along with the 49-year old Woodruff woman were transported to the Howard Young Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the tour bus was examined by EMS but denied transport. 

The crash occurred on Highway 51 at Old 51 North Road.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is continuing the crash investigation.  

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