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Two vehicle crash with fatality - STH 64 at STH 40, Township of Bloomer

Post Date:12/17/2018 7:32 AM

**UPDATED** PRESS RELEASE

Date and Time of Press Release: 12-14-18 5:30 PM

Date and Time of Event: 12-14-18 11:52 AM

Type of Event: Two vehicle crash with fatality

Location of Event: Township of Bloomer.  STH 64 at STH 40

Persons Involved:        Lavern J Byers,  42 year old male from August WI was the driver of the log truck.  
                                 Deceased:  William M Shelton, 77 year old male from Duluth MN was the driver of the passenger car.  

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomer Police Department Wisconsin State Patrol, Bloomer fire department, Bloomer Ambulance, and Chippewa Falls Ambulance

Details of Event: On the above date and time the Sheriff’s office along with the Bloomer Police Department Wisconsin State Patrol, Bloomer fire department, Bloomer Ambulance, and Chippewa Falls Ambulance responded to a two vehicle crash with a fatality.  A passenger car with a lone occupant was traveling N/B on STH 40 approaching the intersection with STH 64. The passenger car was required to stop for a stop sign. The passenger car proceeded into the intersection and was struck by a fully loaded tractor trailer that was carrying logs traveling E/B on STH 64.  The preliminary investigation shows that the passenger car failed to yield the right of way to the tractor trailer.  The operator of the tractor trailer was not injured, the operator of the passenger car was pronounced dead at the scene.  At this time names are not being released pending family notification.

Authority:      Sheriff James Kowalczyk

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