Wausau Pilot & Review

Multiple people are injured, some seriously, after a two-vehicle crash late Sunday near Tomahawk in Lincoln County.

The crash was reported just before 11 p.m. Sunday, June 9 in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 51 near Hwy. S in Lincoln County. Witnesses say one vehicle with several people inside was upside down as crews arrived on scene.

Rescue crews from several area agencies responded to the crash, requesting extrication tools and additional equipment to free victims. A medical helicopter was requested almost immediately after first responders arrived and was set to land on Hwy. 51 in the northbound lanes.

A portion of Hwy. 51 in both directions remained closed as of 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation. An estimated opening time is not yet available.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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