TOWN OF RICHMOND, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s extended winter has been blamed for at least one death.
61-year-old Yeng Yang of St. Paul Minnesota was killed Monday on an icy county road in far western Wisconsin.
St. Croix County authorities said Yang’s car slid sideways on a curve, veered into the oncoming lane, and collided with a car driven by a 31-year-old woman from Woodbury Minnesota.
Yang died at the scene. The other driver and a St. Paul man in her car were both taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The crash happened around 6 a.m. Monday on St. Croix County Trunk “A” in the town of Richmond, soon after the region had snow and freezing rain.
La Crosse ended a string of five straight days with snow Monday. It was the second longest April stretch on record, dating back to 1893.
The final remnants from the latest storm left Wisconsin Monday night. A dry day is expected Tuesday, with highs in the 40’s and 50’s under partly cloudy skies.