**UPDATE**

The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released the names of those involved in Thursday's crash that closed a section of HWY 8 in Barron County.

The driver of the 2009 Mack semi-tractor is identified as 51-year old Robin Gregg from Niagra, WI.

The driver of the 2009 Jeep Commander who died in the crash is identified as 44-year old Brain Morris from Turtle Lake, WI.

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44-Year-Old Dies In Crash That Closed HWY 8 In Barron County

Thursday, October 17, 2019

BARRON COUNTY -- DrydenWire.com reported Thursday morning that a multi-vehicle crash occurred in the early-morning hours closing a portion of US Highway 8 at CTH F. The Barron County Sheriff's Department issued a press release a short time ago stating that there were two injuries, one being fatal.

(Press Release) — On Thursday, October 17, 2019, at about 4:52 am, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a two-vehicle crash west of Poskin near CTH F and Hwy 8, in the Town of Clinton. The caller reported one of the vehicles was on fire.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Barron Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office, Almena Fire Department, and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene.

Initial investigation shows the driver of a van traveling eastbound on Hwy 8 crossed the centerline and into the path of a westbound semi-tractor trailer that was hauling US Postal Service Mail. The 51-year old driver of the semi-tractor trailer was transported to Mayo Hospital in Barron with non-life-threatening injuries. The 44-year old driver of the van was pronounced deceased at the scene. The drivers were the only persons involved in the crash.

Names of the drivers are being withheld pending notification of family.

The traffic crash is being investigated by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and re-constructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Hwy 8 was detoured and is expected to be re-opened about 1:00pm today.

Per Captain Ron Baures, Barron County Sheriff’s Department.


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