TOWN OF CLEAR LAKE– Two people died from a crash between a car and a semi truck and trailer on Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, in the town of Clear Lake, Polk County.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received multiple calls beginning at 1:49 p.m. on the crash on Hwy. 63 at the intersection of 60th Avenue.
The crash caused the sedan to go into the ditch and land on its roof. The officer who arrived on the scene saw that the occupants had sustained life-threatening injuries.
The semi, hauling a trailer, was heading north on Hwy. 63, approaching 60th Avenue as the car was traveling east on 60th Avenue toward Hwy. 63.
"According to witnesses on scene, the sedan slowed, but, traveled onto Hwy 63 without stopping for the stop sign," said Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak. "The semi truck was then halfway through the intersection when the sedan impacted the side of the trailer.
"After the initial collision the sedan continued into the trailer, until the rear trailer tires impacted the side of the sedan. The sedan was then redirected to the north and west, where it then entered the west ditch north of 60th Ave.," the sheriff said. "The sedan then rolled onto its roof where it came to rest. The semi-truck and trailer continued to the north where the driver was able to maintain control and pulled the unit to the east side shoulder of Hwy. 63, north of the crash.
"Both occupants of the sedan had suffered fatal injuries at the scene," Waak said. Their names have not been released.
Clear Lake Police Department, Clear Lake fire and first responders, Clayton Fire and first responders, Amery area ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted the sheriff's department.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
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