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Appleton woman dies in car accident

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A Washington County car accident that took place on Highway 41 left one person dead.

The car accident occurred during harsh weather conditions. Police believe that a 51-year-old Appleton woman was traveling south on the roadway, when she lost control of her vehicle and crossed into the northbound lanes. Her vehicle struck a barrier cable, but she was able to park it on the median.

After she parked her car, she opened the driver side door, and went to stand behind her vehicle. While she was standing there, an oncoming driver slid on the snowy roads, and collided into the woman. The Appleton woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the other driver had to be removed from her vehicle, but did not suffer serious injuries.

The highway was closed for over four hours, so that the police could assess the accident. Police believe that alcohol did not play a part in this crash, and no other injuries were reported.