Name released in deadly crash in Eau Claire

By: Eau Claire Police Department News Release Email
By: Eau Claire Police Department News Release Email

Eau Claire, Wis. (WEAU)-We now know the name of the man who died in a crash in Eau Claire on Friday.

The Eau Claire Police Department says David D. Bergman, 45, of Cadott was killed after his truck hit a semi at the intersection of Hendrickson Drive and Interstate 94.

The Eau Claire Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team is continuing to investigate the details of the crash.

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On Friday, October 26, 2012, at 1:11 p.m. Eau Claire Police and Fire/Rescue units were dispatched to the intersection of Hendrickson Drive (Highway 37) and Interstate 94 reference a crash with injury. Emergency personnel from the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, Township Fire and Emergicare First Responders also responded and assisted at the scene.

Preliminary investigation into the crash by the Eau Claire Police Department indicates that there were two vehicles involved: a semi-tractor trailer unit and a Dodge pickup truck which was pulling an empty flatbed gooseneck trailer. The semi was exiting from eastbound (EB) Interstate 94 and proceeding through a green traffic signal, making a left turn onto southbound (SB) Hendrickson Drive. The Dodge truck was NB on Hendrickson Drive and did not stop for the red traffic signal. The Dodge truck collided with the trailer portion of the semi unit.

The Dodge truck was driven by an adult male who was the lone occupant. Emergency personnel worked for approximately 30 minutes to extricate this driver from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital with serious, life-threating injuries. The semi was driven by an adult male who was also the lone occupant. He was not injured.

The Eau Claire Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team is currently on scene investigating the details of the crash.
Although traffic is being directed and flowing slowly both NB and SB on Hendrickson Drive, expect delays in the area as the lanes on Hendrickson Drive are currently mostly blocked. Traffic exiting from Interstate 94 at Exit #65 is only allowed to turn NB onto Hendrickson Drive.

The Eau Claire Police Department will release additional details when they become available.


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