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The Dane County Medical Examiner’s office on Saturday announced a 52-year-old Marshall woman died after a two-vehicle crash injured occupants of both vehicles on Friday, Oct. 9.

Dane County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Elise Schaffer said at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 9, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway T near Seminary Springs Road in the Town of Burke.

A mini-van operated by Wendy J. Rutherford, age 52 of Marshall, was traveling westbound and crossed the center line, striking an oncoming Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.

The pick-up was operated by Judy A. Bennett, age 56 of Madison.

Both drivers were transported by EMS to UW Hospital. Bennett suffered minor injuries, while Rutherford, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained serious injuries and received several traffic citations, Schaffer said.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office issued a statement saying Rutherford died as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash.

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