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2 vehicle crash with fatality - Township of Wheaton, County Highway T .5 mile north County Highway X

Post Date:12/20/2018 7:43 AM


Date and Time of Press Release: 12-19-2018 645pm

Date and Time of Event: 12-19-2018 259 pm

Type of Event: 2 vehicle crash with fatality

Location of Event: Township of Wheaton, County Highway T .5 mile north County Highway X

Persons Involved:  Glen C Winge  72 year old Chippewa falls resident (Deceased)  Vehicle :  2002 Lincoln Continental
                           Randy Mcinnis  54 year old Eau Claire  resident  (Minor Injury Vehicle : 2016 Dodge Truck)
Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa County Coroner, Chippewa County HWY Dept.  Chippewa Fire District,

Details of Event: On Wednesday Dec 19th at 259 pm Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 2 vehicle head on collision on CTH T approximately .5 miles north of CTH X in the Town of Wheaton. Responders discovered a 72 year old male that was operating a 2002 Lincoln Continental was deceased at the scene. A 54 year old male operating a 2016 Dodge ¾ truck had minor injuries. Investigation and witness determined that the 2002 Lincoln was N/B on CTH T and the 2016 Dodge was S/B. For unknown reasons the 2002 Lincoln went left of center into the S/B lane. The operator of the 2016 attempted to avoid collision by braking and steering but was unable to avoid impact. Both vehicles were occupied by just the drivers. The deceased was not wearing his seat belt.

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