One vehicle crash with fatality
Date and Time of Event: 12/21/17 at 7:28 P.M.
Type of Event: One vehicle crash with fatality
Location of Event: Township of Auburn, County Highway DD at 190th Ave
Persons Involved: Operator: Seth J. Larson Date of Birth 02/27/1991
Passenger: Jeffery G. Johnson Date of Birth 09/05/1999
Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa County Coroner, Bloomer Fire, Bloomer Ambulance Service, and the Wisconsin State Patrol
Details of Event: On Thursday 12/21/17 at 7:28 P.M. the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one vehicle crash with injury on County Highway DD at 190th Ave in the township of Auburn. A vehicle was traveling southbound on County Highway DD near the intersection of County Highway DD and 190th Ave at a high rate of speed when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve traveling off the road. When the vehicle traveled off the roadway the vehicle when down into the ditch and then across 190th Ave where it entered the ditch of 190th Ave and rolled several times before coming to rest. The operator was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The operator was transported to a local hospital where the operator passed away. The passenger was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
Authority: Sheriff James L Kowalczyk