BARRON COUNTY -- A two-vehicle crash near Cumberland, WI, has resulted in the deaths of a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Office.
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 12:09 p.m., the Barron County 911 center received a call of a two vehicle accident on Hwy 48 near 10th St, just east of Cumberland.
Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department along with the Cumberland Police Department, Cumberland Ambulance, Mayo Ambulance, Cumberland Fire Department and Life Link Helicopter responded to the scene.
Initial investigation shows a dump truck was traveling east on Hwy 48 when a car, travelling west, crossed the center line and struck the dump truck. The driver of the dump truck, Vernon Shipley, 61 of Chippewa Falls, was transported to Cumberland Hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the car Daimian Weiss, 19 of Turtle Lake, and the passenger Dallas McDowell, 21 of Amery, were both pronounced deceased at the scene.
Hwy 48 was closed for approximately eight hours with the assistance of the Barron County Highway Department.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the WI State Patrol and Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.
- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff