Police say two people on a motorcycle traveled eastbound on U.S. Highway 10 at around 1:00 p.m. local time when the accident occurred. A car traveling west on Highway 10 crossed the center line and crashed head-on with the motorcycle.
Both riders were ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries, according to the Stevens Point Journal. The driver of the car received an airlift to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred a few miles west of Neillsville, reports the Stevens Point Journal. Officials closed all lanes of Highway 10 as they investigated the incident. The investigation is still ongoing, and the identities of the deceased motorcyclists have not been released.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a total of 4,295 motorcyclists died in traffic crashes in 2014. Here are additional statistics regarding motorcycle crashes in 2014: