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Head-On Crash Kills Young Ashland Woman Saturday Morning

Updated: 08/18/2014 5:06 AM
Created: 08/16/2014 5:02 PM WDIO.com

Gabrielle Bresette, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash in Maple, Wis. early Saturday morning, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 

The 18-year old was a passenger in a westbound Ford Focus driven byDerek Nelis, 43, from Ashland, Wisc. Authorities said the Ford Focus crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 2 and struck an east-bound logging truck head-on. Antoine Dalbec, 51, from Maple, Wisc., was driving the logging truck, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. 

The crash was reported at 5:14 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 2 near the Olson Road.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports neither driver sustained injuries, but Sheena Lowell, 29, the passenger in the logging truck, was transported by area hospital by ambulance. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Section.

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