NEW INFORMATION: Names released in three-vehicle crash near Cornell

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- We're learning more about a chain-reaction three vehicle crash north of Cornell. It happened Monday just before 3:30 P.M. on State Highway 27 in the town of Estella.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says a vehicle driven by 17-year-old David Larson of Cornell was stopped to make a turn off State Highway 27 when he was rear ended by 20-year-old Douglas Kohls of Glen Flora.

That crash pushed Larson's vehicle into the path of a truck, driven by 67-year-old Ronnie Larson of Holcombe.

A passenger, 15-year-old Myah Larson had significant injuries. Another passenger, 14-year-old Brianna Strzok was also seriously hurt.

Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says another girl went to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.
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Three people were hurt in a traffic crash Monday afternoon.

Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said investigators remained at the scene around 6 p.m. Monday. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of State Highway 27 and County Road W. Three vehicles were involved in the wreck. Two of the victims were flown to the hospital, and the third went by ambulance. Crews shut down the northbound lane of highway 27 for about an hour.

There was no immediate word on what led up to the crash, or the extend of the injuries.
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All lanes are back open at the scene of a crash near Cornell.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Highway 27 and County Road W, which is north of Cornell.

The northbound lanes were closed for about an hour while crews cleared the scene.

There's no word yet on how many vehicles were involved or if there were any injuries.
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --A crash has a stretch of State Highway 27 north closed.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of highway 27 and County Road W, which is north of Cornell. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that the closure could last for an hour.

There were no immediate details on what led up to the crash. WEAU 13 News has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll bring you more details as they become available.


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