A driver lost control of his car in rural northwestern Wisconsin and went airborne in a crash that killed him and his wife, authorities said Monday.
The wreck occurred about 10:45 p.m. Saturday, roughly 15 miles from the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Donald Kelley, 60, of rural Luck, Wis., and 54-year-old Robin Kelley died at the scene. Both were wearing their seat belts. Sheriff Peter Johnson said alcohol consumption is a suspected factor in the crash.
According to the Sheriff’s Office:
The car was heading east on Hwy. 8, crossed the centerline about a quarter-mile east of Hwy. 46 and veered into the north ditch, where it struck a driveway entrance and went airborne. The car came down, struck several trees and landed on its roof.
An alert from his vehicle’s Sirius XM communications system informed the Sheriff’s Office that at least one air bag had deployed during the crash.