Names released in Highway 79 accident

By Cara L. Dempski

MENOMONIE — The names of both drivers in last week’s fatal collision on State Highway 79 south of Boyceville have been released.

According to a press release from the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, 54-year-old Jena D. Anderson of Boyceville was killed when her southbound Chevrolet was struck in an offset head-on collision by a Kia minivan driven by Todd R. Dormanen, also of Boyceville.

[emember_protected] Initial crash investigation revealed Dormanen’s vehicle was going north in the southbound lane when it collided with Anderson’s vehicle.

Anderson’s 19-year-old daughter was a passenger in her vehicle at the time of the accident, and the press release indicates she sustained non-life threatening injuries. She was not named in the updated release provided February 14.

The initial press release said law enforcement suspected alcohol as a contributing factor in the collision.

The release issued last Wednesday noted Dormanen had been charged with fourth-offense Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. The release further indicated further charges will be considered by the District Attorney’s office once all evidence has been collected and reviewed. [/emember_protected]