STRATFORD, WI (WSAU) - Authorities have released the name of the woman who died early Wednesday in a traffic crash near Stratford. She was 26-year-old Janade Lotzer of Athens. Lotzer crashed her car into a semi early Wednesday morning near Stratford.
Marathon County Sheriff’s investigators say the crash happened on Highway 97 at about 7:00 between Highway P and Big Rapids Road. Witnesses told deputies the car appeared to hydroplane, causing the driver to lose control and enter the truck’s path.
Authorities say there were no passengers in the car. A 52-year-old man from Athens was driving the truck, and he was not injured.