Man killed when antique car crashes into tree

Tilden Fire, Bloomer Ambulance and Life Link medical helicopter responded to the crash scene.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- A man has died in a crash in the Chippewa County Town of Tilden.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says 54-year-old Dale Schneider, of rural Colfax, was giving people rides in a 1934 Chevy Coupe when witnesses say the car accelerated rapidly and hit a tree.

It happened around 2:30 Sunday afternoon on Highway Q in Tilden.
Schneider was taken to the Bloomer hospital where he was pronounced dead. His daughter, 25-year-old Kari Schneider of Bloomer, was taken by helicopter with serious injuries.

The sheriff's office says the markings on the road show heavy acceleration and the driver losing control, causing the vehicle to go off the road and hit the tree.

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