UPDATE: Fatal Crash in Grant County

UPDATED Sunday, August 1, 2010 --- 1:45 p.m.

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — A married couple from Wauzeka are dead after the husband lost control of his car and struck another vehicle on Highway 35 in Grant County.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department identifies those killed as Mark Moore, 53, and Brenda Moore, 48. Mark Moore was partially ejected from his vehicle and Brenda Moore was partially ejected in the crash, which occurred just before 6 p.m. Saturday in Bloomington Township. Neither were wearing seatbelts.

Authorities say Moore's car crossed the center line and began to fishtail, then struck another car driven by 32-year-old Heather Marsh of East Moline, Illinois. She was seriously injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Posted Sunday, August 1, 2010 --- 5:24a.m.

On 7/31/10 at 5:46pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Department Communications Center was notified of a two vehicle crash with injuries and a possible fatality.

The investigation into the crash revealed Mark Moore, 53, of Wauzeka was traveling west on Hwy 35 with his wife, Brenda Moore, 48, in the passenger seat. Moore crossed the center line and lost control of the 1986 Trans Am he was operating and began to fishtail in the roadway. Moore's vehicle struck a Volkswagen traveling eastbound that was driven by Heather Marsh.

Mark Moore was partially ejected from the vehicle and Brenda Moore was totally ejected from the vehicle where both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Ron Sturmer.

Marsh was transported to Grant Regional Health Center by West Grant EMS for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the crash. She was later air lifted to Iowa City Hospitals. Marsh was wearing her seatbelt. neither Mark nor Brenda Moore were wearing theirs. Both vehicles sustained significant damage in the crash.

A stop sign, belonging to the Grant County Highway Department was damaged in the crash. To aid in investigation of this crash, Hwy 35 was closed for several hours and traffic was re-routed.

This crash remains under investigation.

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