Neillsville area driver dies in crash
For the Hub City Times
NEILLSVILLE – One person is dead after the car they were driving was involved in a crash on State Highway 73 by Schofield Road in the Clark County town of Weston.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the crash at about 7:17 a.m., on May 14. When first responders arrived on scene, they saw two vehicles that appeared to have crashed into each other head-on. One vehicle was blocking both north and south bound lanes facing east and the other vehicle was on the east shoulder facing a southeast direction.
One driver was transported by helicopter to the Marshfield Medical Center and appeared to be wearing a seatbelt. The other operator was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Richard Schleifer; both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and were from the Neillsville area.
The Neillsville Area Fire and Ambulance Service responded to the scene with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Marshfield Medical Center Helicopter, and Coroner Schleifer. The investigation is continuing by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Coroner’s Office, and the State Patrol.
This is the third traffic fatality in Clark County for 2019.
The operator’s names are being withheld at this time pending notification of family members.