Deputy involved in fatal Washington County crash

Authorities investigate a fatal crash involving a sheriff's squad car, June 18, 2014, in Kewaskum.
Authorities investigate a fatal crash involving a sheriff's squad car, June 18, 2014, in Kewaskum. (WITI-TV)

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Two people have died in a crash involving a sheriff’s deputy.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened around 8:40 a.m. Wednesday on Hwy. H. Preliminary investigation shows a car headed west crossed the center line into the path of the oncoming squad car. Heavy rain and wet pavement may have contributed to the crash, officials say.

The driver and front-seat passenger of the westbound car were both killed. The sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

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