Two Gleason women killed in crash on Hwy. 17
BY TINA L. SCOTT
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), two women were killed in a motor vehicle crash the evening of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, on Hwy. 17 north of Gleason in the Township of Russell.
At approximately 8:31 p.m. the Lincoln County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a two-vehicle crash on State Rd. 17 near the intersection of Cty. Rd. CCC.
Preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle southbound on Hwy. 17 operated by 59-year-old Alice Peterson of Gleason crosses over the center line and collided head-on with a northbound vehicle driven by 22-year-old Alissa Sosnovske of Gleason on the bridge where Hwy. 107 crossed the Prairie River.
Both drivers sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene, according to Lincoln County Coroner Valerie Caylor.
There were no other occupants in the vehicles at the time of the crash.
The highway was closed to through traffic, with both lanes blocked for hours. The highway was cleared and reopened to traffic at 2:16 a.m. on Thursday, May 11.
Lincoln County deputies, the Town of Russell Fire Department, Town of Russell First Responders, Merrill Fire Department & Ambulance, Merrill Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol all responded.
The crash remains under investigation.