2 women killed in crash near Gresham

Authorities have released the names of two women killed in a crash near Gresham on Wednesday.

Bernadine M. Bartz, 74, and Meta L. Bartz, 80, both of Shawano, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

A 2009 Buick driven by Bernadine Bartz was traveling southbound on County Road A waiting to turn east onto County Road G in the town of Herman at about 2:15 p.m. Meta Bartz was a passenger in the vehicle.

According to authorities, the Buick failed to yield the right of way to a 2011 Peterbilt semi unit traveling west on County Road G and was struck by the semi.

The operator of the Peterbilt, a 56-year-old Bryant man, was not injured in the crash.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting the crash investigation and crash reconstruction.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information regarding it is asked to contact the state patrol at 715-845-1143.

Assisting agencies included Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, Stockbridge Police Department, Shawano Ambulance, Gresham EMS, Gresham Fire Department, Shawano County Highway Department and the Shawano County Coroner.