Fatal crash reported in Marquette County

On Aug. 13, at 1:15 p.m., a two-car head on collision occurred on County Road M, one mile north of State Road 23, in the Town of Packwaukee.

A vehicle driven by Donald Smith, 95, of rural Westfield, was traveling northbound on County Road M when it crossed the center line and collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Gordon McFarland of Montello.

Both drivers were severely injured during the crash. McFarland was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison by Med Flight, and Smith was taken to Divine Savior Hospital in Portage by Marquette County EMS, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Both drivers were the sole occupants in the vehicles and both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

This is Marquette County’s second fatal crash of 2017.