One man dies in lone vehicle crash

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one vehicle traffic crash that resulted in a fatality of the driver of the vehicle.

At about 1 a.m. on Friday morning the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic crash that occurred on CTH D north of CTH O in the Town of Delmar.

A Chevy Impala was traveling south on CTH D at a high rate of speed when the vehicle left the road striking a driveway embankment sending the vehicle airborne where it struck a large oak tree. Vehicle parts and paint transfer were noted 15 feet up the side of the tree.

Peter Ballard, 43, of Withee WI was driving the vehicle. He was found in the back seat of the severely damaged vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Chippewa County Coroner.