Wausau Pilot & Review

One person is dead after a crash in a Hwy. 10 construction zone in Portage County, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Officials say the driver of an SUV entered a construction zone with a single lane closure and struck a construction crew truck.

The crash was reported at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 10 at Hwy. Q near Amherst.

A Thursday afternoon crash in the eastbound lanes of US 10 near Amherst has left one person dead.

According to the State Patrol, a 2010 Chevy Equinox driven by a 30-year-old Harshaw man was approaching a construction zone that featured a single-lane closure. As the driver entered the construction zone, he struck a truck and trailer that were working in the area.

The driver of the Equinox died at the scene. The driver of the construction equipment was not injured in the incident.

The State Patrol is continuing to investigate the crash. Names of those involved are being withheld pending family notification.

The crash remains under investigation.