Head-on crash in the Village of Maine sends drivers to the hospital
TINA L. SCOTT
A head-on crash occurred in the Village of Maine at the intersection of County Rd. K and County Rd. WW on Saturday at about 6:49 p.m., sending both drivers to the Aspirus Wausau Hospital by ambulance.
Based on a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department Crash Report, 79-year-old Bonnie Wokatsch of Wausau was driving her 2020 black Lincoln Aviator northbound on County Rd. K near County Rd. WW when a 2016 white Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, driven by 20-year-old Tyler Duberstein of Merrill, crossed the centerline and struck the Wokatsch vehicle head on.
Lawrence Wokatsch, 80, of Wausau, was a passenger in the Lincoln.
Airbags in both vehicles deployed.
The couple in the Lincoln were wearing seatbelts, while the driver of the truck was not. Both drivers sustained what appeared to be serious injuries, while the passenger in the Lincoln said he felt sore but did not think he was injured.
The driver of the pickup truck was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency personnel.
The Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, City of Wausau Fire Department/EMS, Town of Maine Fire Department/EMS, and Wisconsin State Patrol all assisted at the scene, and the road was closed for approximately an hour.
Duberstein was cited for operating left of center and failure to wear his seat belt.