City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — One is dead after a fatal crash on State Highway 54 and Chestnut St.
According to a police news release, at 7:31 a.m., the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, and the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department responded to multiple 911 calls of an accident involving a semi-truck and a car. The accident occurred at the intersection of Chestnut St. and State Highway 54.
Based on preliminary information, the semi-truck was southbound on State Highway 54, and the car was eastbound on Chestnut St. The driver of the semi-truck reported no injuries, however, an 88-year-old driver of the other vehicle died at the scene of the accident.
“Our sympathies go to the family of the deceased,” said Lieutenant Brian Krzykowski “We appreciate everyone who worked to process the crash scene and who spent hours in the rain, which changed to snow.”
Local authorities were assisted by the Grand Rapids Police Department, Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin Rapids Street Department, and the Wood County Coroner’s Office.
The names of those involved in the crash are currently being withheld. The accident is currently under investigation.