UPDATE: Cameron woman ID as victim in accident near BoycevilleWestern Wisconsin News
-- At least one death in Wisconsin was blamed on yesterday’s snow-and-ice storm.
At least one death in Wisconsin was blamed on yesterday’s snow-and-ice storm.
Authorities said Andrea R. Becker, 45, Cameron, was killed and another person was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Boyceville in Dunn County on State Highway 64, near County Highway VV.
Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith reports an eastbound passenger car side-swiped a westbound pickup truck. That initial crash caused the car to slide sideways into the path of a second westbound pickup truck which struck the car on the passenger side of the vehicle. Becker was a passenger of the car and was killed on impact wiht the second truck.
Smith said slippery road conditions are suspected to have contributed to the crash. The drivers and passengers of the two trucks involved were uninjured due to the use of seat belts and air bags. The driver of the car was transported to Mayo Hospital in Eau Claire and is being treated for their injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. The region had snow and freezing rain yesterday, causing extremely icy conditions, mainly in western-and-central Wisconsin. Rice Lake had the most snow, with five-point-two inches. Many places in the northern half of the state had 3-to-4 inches. Milwaukee had around an inch. Much of southwest Wisconsin had two inches.
Much of the state’s mid-section is close to the freezing mark this morning. Forecasters say more freezing rain is possible today, along with patchy drizzle and flurries in most of the state. Warmer temperatures are expected tonight, with mixed precipitation and north and showers-and-thunderstorms in the south. Tomorrow’s highs will be in the 40’s – and maybe 50 in some spots – with more precipitation possible. A major cool-down starts Wednesday. Parts of the north could get down to 15-below again by Thursday night.