One dead, two others injured in head-on crash near Chippewa Falls

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) – One individual is dead and two others are injured following a head-on crash near Chippewa Falls Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, a vehicle driving southbound on Highway 178 near 151st street was hit head-on by a vehicle traveling northbound at about 4:14 p.m.

Authorities say the vehicle driving northbound failed to maneuver a curve and moved into the direction of the vehicle traveling southbound.

The driver of the southbound car — an 85-year-old female — was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Both individuals from the northbound vehicle were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System’s Luther Hospital in Eau Claire with non-life threatening injuries.

All three occupants were wearing seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor, according to the release.

The DOT says the incident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.