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Traffic Fatality - Town of Wheaton

Post Date:03/05/2018 2:28 PM
Date March 5, 2018  

Time 7:55am

Location S-HWY 29 (west bound lane) at 50th Street - Town of Wheaton


Driver # 1 (Fatality) 56 year old male from rural Elk Mound, WI.

Vehicle # 1 1996 Dodge Pick-up Truck  

Driver # 2   53 year old male from Rio, WI.

Vehicle# 2 2016 Mack (semi) pulling a semi-trailer.



At around 7:55am this morning the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a Semi-tractor and a pickup truck accident at the intersection of Hwy 29 and 50th Ave in the Town of Wheaton. The accident investigation at this time has determined that the Dodge pickup truck was stopped on the north side of Hwy 29 at 50the Street and attempted to cross Hwy 29 to travel south.  The driver failed to yield to the Semi which was west bound on Hwy 29 when the collision occurred.

The name of the deceased along with the name of the driver of the semi will be released after proper notification of the family have been completed. The operator of the semi-tractor was not injured.

The following agencies assisted the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Dept. in this investigation. The Wisconsin State Patrol, the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources , local Fire and EMS Departments.


Sheriff James L Kowalczyk