Washington man killed in Barron County crash

Washington man killed in Barron County crash Photo: Barron County Sheriff's Department

February 11, 2019 10:58 AM

One person died after a three-vehicle accident in Barron County on Friday.

In a news release, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said deputies were called to Highway 48, just east of Cumberland, at about 8:06 a.m.


Authorities said an initial report showed a vehicle headed west crossed the center line and collided with a truck traveling east. A third vehicle, which was headed east, struck the back of the truck, the sheriff's department said.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, identified as Harry Skirm, 64, of Puyallup, Washington, was pronounced dead. The drivers of the other vehicles and two passengers in the truck were all treated at the scene and released, authorities said.

Cumberland Police, Cumberland Fire, Cumberland Ambulance and Life Link Helicopter also responded to the scene and assisted, and the Wisconsin State Patrol was called to reconstruct the accident scene, which closed Highway 48 for two-and-a-half hours.

The accident remains under investigation.

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