UPDATE: Victims IDed in Wisconsin crash that killed 3

TOWN OF LESSOR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of victims in a two-vehicle crash that killed three people and injured four others in Shawano County.

The sheriff’s office identifies the three who died as 52-year-old Beverly Denny and 17-year-old Jacob Johns, both of Green Bay, and 19-year-old Sebastian Scharenbroch of Oconto.

All three were passengers in a van that went into a skid on a snowy highway, collided with an oncoming truck and caught on fire Wednesday.

The driver and two other people in the van were injured. The truck’s driver, a 56-year-old Appleton man, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.


TOWN OF LESSOR, Wis. (AP) — Three people are dead and four are injured after a collision on a snow-covered road in Shawano County.

According to the sheriff’s department, a van skidded, hit an oncoming truck and ignited on Highway 156 in the Town of Lessor at about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Deputies say the van was on fire when they arrived. Three people in the van died. The driver of the truck, a 56-year-old Appleton man, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life threatening.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Capt. Tom Tuma didn’t have details on how badly the others were injured.

He says they were confirming the identities of the deceased and contacting their families. He says snow has caused many problems and they are investigating if it was a factor.