CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- One person has died and two others have been taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Highway 178 in Chippewa County Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

News Release

At 12:02 PM on Sunday October 24, 2021 a crash occurred on WIS 178 SB at Sth 178 at 151st St in Chippewa County near Chippewa Falls.

The details of the crash are as follows:

A vehicle southbound on Hwy 178 near 151st street was struck head-on by a northbound vehicle. Initial on-scene evidence shows the northbound vehicle failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and drifted into the path of the southbound vehicle. The driver of the southbound vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene.

Both occupants of the northbound vehicle were transported by ambulance to Mayo Hospital - Luther Campus, Eau Claire, for injuries sustained from the crash.

Hwy 178 was closed for an extended period of time as a result of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

PARTIES INVOLVED

Unit 01: Passenger Car (2003 Buick LeSabre)

  • Driver: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
    • 85 Year Old Female From Chippewa Falls
  • Injuries: FATAL
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action: No

Unit 02: Unit 2: Van/SUV (2011 Hyundai Tucson)

  • Driver: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
    • 28 Year Old Female From Bellevue, WA
  • Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action: Pending Investigation

Unit 02: Unit 2: Van/SUV (2011 Hyundai Tucson)

  • Passenger: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
    • 61 Year Old Female From Jim Falls
  • Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
  • Seatbelt Use: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No
  • Enforcement Action: No

Assisting agencies included Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Eagle Point Fire Department, Chippewa Falls Police Department, Chippewa Falls Fire Department, and Chippewa Falls Ambulance Service.


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