EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Two people were killed and a third severely injured Saturday after their snowmobiles were hit head on by a pickup truck, authorities said.
The crash took place in the town of Bridge Creek, about 20 miles southeast of Eau Claire, when a snowmobile driven by Braden Dickinsen, 23, and another ridden by Krista Bergman, 19, both of Augusta, were hit while going over a hill just after 1 p.m., according to a release by the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department.
A third person, Brian Schultz, of Augusta, had severe injuries and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Eau Claire.
The truck's driver suffered minor injuries and the other occupants of his vehicle were not injured.
"Excessive speed and operating on the wrong side of the road by the snowmobiles appear to be major factors in the crash," according to the sheriff's release.
The crash remains under investigation.
Information from: The Chippewa Herald, http://www.chippewa.com/
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