• January 24, 2017

Alex Olmsted Killed, Jerald Olmsted & Nicholas Rogalla Hurt in Truck Accident in Barron, WI

Barron, WI -- A two-vehicle collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer claimed the life of 9-year-old Alex Olmsted, and left Jerald Olmsted and Nicholas Rogalla with injuries in Barron, WI.

It looks like the two vehicles collided in the area of U.S. Highway 8 about 3:56 a.m.

Officials say the passenger vehicle was eastbound on Hwy. 8 when it collided with the westbound semi-truck. The truck, hauling milk, flipped over, coming to rest in a ditch. The driver of the semi, 48-year-old Jerald Olmsted, required extrication from the wreckage. It appears he sustained severe injuries. Alex Olmsted, the truck driver's 9-year-old son, was pinned beneath the semi. The report claims the young boy was killed at the scene of the incident. The driver of the passenger car, 22-year-old Nicholas Rogalla, was left with non-life threatening injuries in the collision.

The official investigation is currently underway and authorities hope to determine the cause as it concludes.

There was no further information available at this time.

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