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UPDATE: Names released in fatal crash near Auburndale


UPDATE:  The Auburndale man that died in Wednesday's traffic crash on Highway 10 was 74-year-old Kenneth J. Brandl, who lived at the family farm on Highway 186 near Auburndale.  The driver of the car was 55-year-old Timothy Lloyd Nelson of Plainfield.  He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment of injuries.


AUBURNDALE, Wis. (WSAU) -- An Auburndale man is dead after a traffic crash on Highway 10 Wednesday afternoon.

Wood County Sheriff’s deputies confirm that a 74-year-old was driving a farm tractor pulling a gravity box on Highway 10 in the right side traffic lane when he was rear-ended by a passenger car.

Both drivers were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. The tractor driver died at the hospital.

Wood County deputies and Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating the crash.

Traffic is moving slow through the area near Highway K while the reconstruction teams complete their work.