Barron, WI — June 12, 2018, One person died and another was injured in an accident involving a semi truck.
The events under examination took place shortly after 4 am on Highway 8, west of 12th Street.
A press release from the county sheriff’s department alleges that a van was traveling west on Hwy 8 when, for reasons still to be determined, it crossed over the center line, colliding with the eastbound tractor-trailer.
First responders pronounced the driver of the van dead at the scene of the crash. They transported the driver of the truck to Mayo Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.
The accident is still under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol, in cooperation with county authorities.
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