Struck Boat Trailer Hits Third Vehicle on 97, Causes Injury

Traffic Incident at HWY 97 and CTH C, 10-29-19.

Update on HWY 97/CTH C Traffic Incident

Four vehicles were involved in a traffic accident which occurred at the intersection of HWY 97 and CTH C in Marathon County on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 3:20 p.m.

A southbound vehicle pulling a boat trailer and boat on HWY 97 had stopped in traffic to turn east onto CTH C and was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The boat was removed from the trailer on impact and struck a northbound vehicle on HWY 97, landing on the vehicle’s hood and proceeding to the windshield and roof of the vehicle.

The northbound vehicle veered to the left and went down a steep embankment, coming to a stop in a field. Debris from the first collision struck a fourth vehicle which was stopped on CTH C.

The pickup truck driver, a 32-year-old Loyal man, was reportedly distracted and issued a citation by the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department for inattentive driving. The driver of the boat trailer was not injured.

The two occupants of the northbound vehicle, a 62-year-old Marshfield man and a 63 year-old Marshfield woman, were transported to Marshfield Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

The fourth vehicle suffered minor damage and neither the driver or the passenger were injured.

Traffic Alert: HWY 97 at CTH C in Marathon County