OnFocus – One person is injured after a two vehicle accident on STH 73 by STH 98 in the Town of Eaton.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the crash at about 12:10 pm, on Friday December 14th, 2018. Initial investigation indicates that a SUV with 2 occupants, driven by Charles Suda 82 yrs. old, was driving west on STH 98 and stopped for the stop sign at the STH 73 intersection. The SUV then pulled out to go north bound in front of a semi being driven by Brandon Le Sage 32yrs. old, that was also going north.
The semi hit the rear of the SUV and caused it to enter the east ditch and flip onto its side. The semi also entered the east ditch and flipped onto its side. The driver of the semi was uninjured and was able to exit his vehicle. The Greenwood Area Fire Department was able to get the two occupants of the SUV out and transported the passenger to the Marshfield Medical Center.
STH 73 was blocked for several hours while cattle were unloaded from the semi-trailer. Failure to yield right-of-way appears to be a factor in the accident.
The semi driver is from the Abrams area and was wearing a seatbelt. The SUV occupants are from the Greenwood area and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and his passenger was.
The Greenwood Area Fire and Ambulance Service responded to the scene with the Loyal Area Ambulance, Neillsville Area Ambulance Service, the Life Link Helicopter, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol. The investigation is continuing by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.