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BLOOMER — A Minnesota man died Friday when his vehicle was struck by a loaded, logging truck on State Highway 64 in the Township of Bloomer.
William M. Shelton, 77 of Duluth, MN, was pronounced dead at the scene after his passenger car was struck as he attempted to cross STH 64.
The two-vehicle accident happened Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:52 a.m. at the intersection of State Highways 64 and 40.
According to a report from the Chippewa Country Sheriff’s Office, a passenger car driven by Shelton, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was traveling northbound on STH 40 approaching the intersection of STH 64. Shelton was required to stop for a stop sign but proceeded into the intersection and was struck by a fully loaded tractor trailer traveling eastbound on STH 64. The tractor trailer was operated by Lavern J. Byers, 42-years-old from August, WI.
The preliminary investigation shows that Shelton failed to yield the right-of-way to the tractor trailer. Byers, the operator of the tractor trailer, was not injured.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s office along with the Bloomer Police Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Bloomer Fire Department, Bloomer Ambulance, and Chippewa Falls Ambulance responded to the crash site.