TOWN OF STEPHENSON — Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported Monday that the county has suffered its third traffic fatality of the year. 

At 5:49 p.m. May 29, Marinette County dispatch received a call of a crash on County Trunk A near Jazwinski Road in the Town of Stephenson. A vehicle was traveling northbound on County Trunk A when it entered the shoulder, lost control and crossed the center line, striking a southbound vehicle.  

A female passenger in the northbound vehicle was transported from the scene by rescue with serious injuries, subsequently suffering fatal injuries. The Marinette County medical examiner was notified on Sunday that Jennifer R. Vania, 45, of Athelstane, Wis., died in a Green Bay hospital from complications of her injuries sustained in the crash. 

There were two occupants in the southbound vehicle. The female passenger was transported by rescue with possible serious injuries. 

Investigation of the crash by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is contininuing. The sheriff’s office was assisted at the crash scene by the Coleman and Crivitz fire departments, Crivitz and Wausaukee rescue, Bay Area Medical Center paramedics, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Marinette County medical examiner’s office.