image source: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department
Four people were killed and five were injured in a crash in northwestern Wisconsin this Memorial Day weekend.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash around 5 p.m. Saturday. It happened at the intersection of State Hwy 64 and CTH G, about halfway between Cornell and Gilman, Wisconsin.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a minivan traveling north on CTH G failed to stop or yield at the intersection and struck a west bound truck pulling a trailer.
Mikaila S. Toske, 23; Raven A. Ellin, 21; and Jonathan M. Jorgensen, 36 died in the crash– all three were residents of Eau Claire.
One passenger in the truck, 46-year-old Kristine J. Kummer of Medford, Wisconsin, was also killed.
Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said it’s the worst he’s seen in 40 years of service.
Please drive safely as you travel this weekend.