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UPDATE: Marathon County fatal crash victims identified


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Three people killed in a two-vehicle crash in Marathon County have been identified as members of a family from Oklahoma.

A fourth family member survived Thursday's crash and is hospitalized in Wausau.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says Roy and Jenny Kato, both 34, and their 13-year-old son, Joshua, were killed when their vehicle slid into the path of another vehicle.  The Katos' five-year-old daughter, Brook, suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

The family was from Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 32-year-old Schofield man, also suffered injuries and is hospitalized.


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Three people were killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash near Wausau Thursday morning.

According to authorities, road conditions were slick.  They say a vehicle carrying four occupants slid across the centerline in the town of Maine, striking a second vehicle broadside.

Three people in the first vehicle were killed, the fourth passenger and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital.  Their conditions are not known at this time.

Names of the victims have not been released.

State Patrol is working on reconstructing the accident.

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