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Portage County crash kills two women, injures man

PORTAGE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) -- A crash in Central Wisconsin claims the lives of two women.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Department says the women, 21-year-old Melissa Peterson and 21-year-old Stephanie Eberhardt, are both from Wisconsin Rapids.

Authorities say they were in the back seat of a pickup truck, when it left the road and crashed into trees. The incident happened around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

Another passenger, a 21-year-old man, was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition.

The 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.