12/18/2018- Two people are dead following a pair of separate crashes in Oconto County this weekend. The first accident occurred Friday night in the Township of Abrams. The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office reports a vehicle traveling on Sampson Road lost control, went into the ditch, and struck two trees. A 14-year-old girl who was a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene. The 18-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger were both ejected and suffered serious injuries. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident.
The second crash happened Saturday night just after 7:00 PM in the Township of Morgan. Officials say an SUV driven by a 57-year-old man was travelling east on County Road E when it crossed the center line and hit a west-bound pick-up. The 57-year-old man from Oconto Falls was killed. The driver of the pick-up was treated at the scene. Investigators do not suspect speed or alcohol were a factor.
Both accidents remain under investigation.