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Traffic Crash (2) Semi Tractor Trailers with Injury

Post Date:12/14/2015 12:38 PM

PRESS RELEASE

Date and Time of Press Release: 12-14-15 @ 11 am

Date and Time of Event: 12-14-15 @ 641 am

Type of Event: Traffic Crash (2) Semi Tractor Trailers with Injury

Location of Event: STH 27 @ CTH M     Village of Holcombe

Persons Involved:  Unit #1—1998 Peterbilt operated by Anthony Prokup age 57 of Ladysmith---------------------------Unit #2 –2002 White operated by Russell Richard age 75 of Conrath

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Cornell Fire and Ambulance, Chippewa County HWY Dept.

Details of Event: Unit #1 was S/B on STH 27, Unit #2 was entering STH 27 from Gas station. Unit #2 failed to yield to Unit #1. Collision caused extensive damage to Vehicle #1, both units had to be towed from the scene. Operator of Vehicle #1 was transported from the scene by Cornell ambulance to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. Operator of vehicle #2 was cited for Failed to Yield Right of way.  Traffic was detoured for approx. 1 hour.

Authority:      Lt Mitch Gibson Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office  715-726-7826

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