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Two killed in crash involving dump truck in Barron County

Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 9:07 PM CDT
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CUMBERLAND, Wis. (WEAU) - Two men were killed in a crash involving a dump truck in Barron Co. Wednesday.

According to the Barron Co. Sheriff’s Dept., a vehicle being driven west on Highway 48 near Cumberland crossed the center line and collided with a dump truck traveling east at 12:09 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Daimian Weiss, 19, of Turtle Lake, and his passenger, Dallas McDowell, 21, of Amery, were both killed as a result of the crash. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the dump truck, a 61-year-old man from Chippewa Falls, was taken to Cumberland Hospital with minor injuries.

Thoughts and prayers to all the families and all the first responders who handled this scene. Press Release - June 24,...

Posted by Barron County Sheriff's Department on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Highway 48 was closed for about eight hours due to the crash.

The Sheriff’s Dept. credits the Cumberland Police Dept., Cumberland Ambulance, Mayo Ambulance, Cumberland Fire Dept., Life Link Helicopter, and the Barron Co. Highway Dept.

The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Dept., the Wis. State Patrol, and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - Two people are dead following a crash in Barron County. It happened Wednesday, June 23 just after 12 p.m. on Highway 48 and 9th 1/2 Street near Cumberland.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald confirms it was a two-vehicle crash with two fatalities.

Highway 48 was shutdown for several hours following the crash.

Sheriff Fitzgerald said no other information was available for release Wednesday night.

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