UPDATE: Name released in fatal Barron Co. crash

BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- We now know the names of the person killed in a fatal crash in Barron County.

The sheriff's department says it received a 911 call Friday of a three-vehicle crash on Highway 48, east of Cumberland.

A report shows Harry Skirm, from Washington, was driving a vehicle traveling westbound. Deputies say he crossed the center line and hit a truck traveling eastbound. A third vehicle traveling eastbound hit the back of the truck.

Skirm was sent to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies say Highway 48 was closed for 2 1/2 hours while crews responded.



BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) --Highway 48, between Cumberland and Highway 25, is closed for a fatal crash.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald took to Twitter Friday morning around 9:30 a.m. to say that traffic will be closed down for an hour or two.

There's no word yet on the details surrounding the crash but stay with WEAU 13 News on this developing news story.