UPDATE: Sheriff James L Kowalczyk has released the names of the two individuals involved in yesterday’s traffic fatality.

  • Deceased: Curtis C Wright age 56 of Eau Claire, WI.
  • Other Driver: Andrew J Lomprey age 32 of Chippewa Falls, WI.

Sheriff Kowalczyk says that the preliminary investigation shows evidence that Lomprey was traveling west bound on CTH S. He then entered into the east bound lane of traffic and struck the Wright vehicle head on as he was traveling east bound on CTH S.

The accident investigation is on going at this time.

-Per Sheriff James L Kowalczyk


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CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- One person has died and another person was hurt after a two-vehicle crash in Chippewa County, according to a press release from the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities state that at 5:52a on Sunday, December 19, 2021, a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries was received in the Township of Tilden at CTH S approximately 0.75 miles East of USH 53. One vehicle was traveling westbound on CTH S, the second vehicle was traveling eastbound. The vehicles were involved in a head-on collision causing major damage to the vehicles.

The driver, and lone occupant of the westbound vehicle, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver, and lone occupant of the eastbound vehicle, was trapped in the vehicle and sustained life-ending injuries. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office says that the names of those involved are being withheld pending investigation and notification of the family.

Assisting agencies were the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Chippewa Falls Ambulance, Tilden Fire/EMS, Chippewa County Coroner.


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