Names released in fatal crash in Clark County

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

We now know the names of the two people who died in a traffic crash on Thursday.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department says it happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of 26th Road and Pelsdorf Avenue near Loyal. The department says Charles D. Bizjak, 59, of Greenwood was northbound on Pelsdorf Ave. when he apparently didn’t stop at a stop sign. His truck hit a mini-van driven by Brita D. Oldham, 22, of Willard who was driving westbound on 26th Road.

The department says neither driver was wearing a seatbelt. Both were thrown from their vehicles. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two children were in Oldham’s vehicle, a 4-year-old boy and a 6-day-old boy. Both were in appropriate restraint seating and were taken to Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield where their condition is unknown.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation into this crash. This is the sixth and seventh fatalities for Clark County in 2011.

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STORY FROM 11/4/11

TOWN OF LOYAL (WEAU) – Deputies are investigating a traffic crash that left two people dead.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of 26th road and Pelsdorf Avenue near Loyal.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department says one of the two vehicles involved was going north on Pelsdorf.

Investigators say that driver appears to have disregarded a sign, and caused the crash with the other vehicle, which had been heading west on 26th.

Both drivers were thrown from their vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene. Their names haven’t been released.

Two children went to the hospital. There’s no word on their condition.


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