The State Patrol has released the identities of two area men involved in a fatal traffic crash near Portage Saturday morning. Dead is 34 year-old Everisto Calzada of Wautoma. Calzada was a passenger in a car on Interstate 90-94 around 3am that went out of control and rolled over in the median. He was ejected during the rollover.
Another passenger, 33 year-old Juan Manuel of Plainfield, was injured in the crash, and was taken to an area hospital. Also injured was the 25 year-old driver from Friendship.
The State Patrol says they believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.