The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says highway 35-54 near County Road "F" was shut down Thursday evening for about two hours while authorities investigated a traffic crash between an SUV and a farm tractor pulling a cattle feeder.
Authorities identified the driver of the SUV as 83-year-old Arthur Czaplewski of Fountain City and 51-year-old Dale Fink of Trempealeau as the driver of the tractor.
A passenger in the Czaplewski vehicle was identified as 84-year-old Marilyn Hansen of Winona.
Authorities said Czaplewski and Hansen both sustained severe injuries. Czaplewski was flown to a LaCrosse hospital by medical helicopter...Hanson was transported by ambulance.
The report did not indicate if Fink was injured.
Authorities said improper lighting on the farm machinery was a contributing factor in the crash which was reported just before 9:00 p.m.