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Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy. 172 leaves three people injured

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BELLEVUE, WI (WTAQ) - A major crash on Highway 172 in Bellevue leaves five people with injuries.

Authorities say it happened at the Lime Kiln Road overpass just after 12 a.m. Sunday.

The multi-vehicle crash started when two vehicles collided, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Department.

Two people who saw the crash stopped to check on the victims inside an SUV. That's when a third vehicle, a minivan, crashed into the SUV, launching the two good Samaritans off the overpass. They landed in the ditch.

One suffered severe injuries, the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two people in the SUV and a passenger in the minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries. Two other people involved in the initial crash were not hurt.

The crash is under investigation. Officials say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The westbound lanes of Highway 172 in that area were closed for several hours, but have since reopened.

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