2 injured, road closed after Waupaca Co. crash

File photo. (WLUK/Don Steffens)

TOWN OF BEAR CREEK (WLUK) -- Two people were injured and one was airlifted to a hospital after their vehicles collided on Saturday morning in the town of Bear Creek.

The crash closed U.S. Hwy. 45 for about an hour, and traffic was re-routed through nearby Bear Creek and Sugar Bush.

At about 9:32 a.m., the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office was called to the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 45 and Blueberry Road, where there were two vehicles that crashed.

Officers determined that a vehicle going north on Hwy. 45 was turning left onto Blueberry Road when a vehicle going south on Hwy. 45 collided with it.

A 58-year-old Gresham man had to be removed from his vehicle before being airlifted to the hospital and a 49-year-old Oshkosh man was taken by ambulance to the a hospital.

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