Two People Dead Following Columbia County Crash

A multi-vehicle crash Tuesday (6/28/2022) near Portage involving a motorcycle has left two people dead.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified Tuesday at 4:45 PM of a crash that had occurred on Hwy. 33 EB, east of I90-94 in Columbia County near Portage.

Preliminary investigation shows a semi-truck was preparing to turn left from Hwy 33, into a private driveway. A pick-up truck and motorcycle were stopped behind the semi unit.

An approaching suspect vehicle failed to stop and collided with the motorcycle, which was then pushed forward and struck the pick-up truck. Both occupants of the motorcycle, a 60-year old male and 60-year old female, both from Portage, were thrown from the motorcycle and later pronounced dead at the scene.

Assisting agencies included Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office, Aspirus Divine Savior Paramedics, Portage Fire Department, and Blystone’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.