One dead in Clark County car-buggy accident
For the Hub City Times
NEILLSVILLE – A child is dead after the buggy they were riding in was struck by a vehicle.
On Dec. 5, at about 8:48 a.m., the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a crash on County Hwy H, west of Hi Line Avenue, in the township of Fremont.
Initial investigation indicated that a car being driven by a 17-year-old female, was traveling east on County Hwy H, behind another vehicle; the vehicle ahead of her swerved to the left to avoid a horse drawn buggy traveling east along the side of the road. She then struck the buggy with the front right corner of her car.
The buggy was carrying four passengers – all children, ages 13, 10, 8, and 6. The children were ejected from the buggy after the crash, and the buggy came to rest in the south ditch. All were injured; the 8-year-old died as a result of their injuries.
The Chili Area First Responders and Fire Department responded to the scene, along with the Marshfield Fire Department Ambulance, Life Link helicopter, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and Wisconsin State Patrol.
This is the sixth traffic fatality in Clark County for 2018.
Names of the individuals in the accident will not be released, due to their ages.