Press Release - On Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 8:23am the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a semi vs. car accident on Hwy 8 east of Cameron-near 23rd Street.
Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Cameron Fire Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Lakeview Medical Center Ambulance and Life Link Helicopter responded to the scene.
Initial investigation shows a car driven by Rich Hendricks, 59 of Ladysmith was traveling west on Hwy 8 when he crossed the center line and struck a semi, traveling east, driven by George Cizek, 60 from Ladysmith.
Hendricks was flown to Regions Hospital but later passed away. Cizek was treated at the scene and released.
Hwy 8 was closed for 3 hours while the accident was reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Barron County Sheriff’s Department. This accident remains under investigation.
This is Barron County’s second traffic fatality of the year.
Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff
[Photos submitted by BCSD / Photo(s) Credit: Rice Lake Chronotype]