CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one vehicle traffic crash that resulted in a fatality of the driver and only occupant of the vehicle.
At 12:49 AM this date Friday 07/26/2013 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.
The operator of the vehicle Peter Ballard age 43 of Withee WI was located in the back seat of the severely damaged vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Chippewa County Coroner.
Photos and other information will be released later this date.