Fatal crash in Columbia County

Posted Monday, November 4, 2013 --- 3:59 a.m.

One person is dead after a crash between a semi and SUV in Columbia County.

Authorities responded to US 51 at Ramsey Road near DeForest around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night.

According to authorities, the semi was traveling north on HWY 51 and hit the southbound SUV as it attempted to turn east onto CTH DM.

The driver of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 33-year-old Henry E. Ray-Gutierrez of DeForest, suffered non-life threatening injuries but was transported by medflight to the UW Hospital. The passenger in the SUV died and has not been identified.

The driver of the semi, 36-year-old Deacon L. Jones of Holmen, was not injured in the crash.

Authorities say both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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